Pineapple. Coconut. Orange. It’s like pinacolada in muffin form!! When my husband came home with a pineapple earlier this week, I knew I wanted to make muffins with it. The thought of bitting into a baked good and finding a nice piece of sweet pineapple is what got my creative juices flowing.
My good friend just had her second baby, and as good friends do, I brought her some food. Among all the goodies I brought her, were a version of these muffins. The first version actually. Although I wasn’t a fan of the way the first batch came out, I still delivered them to her because I didn’t have time to bake another batch that day and I really wanted to provide her with something more than just dinner. So she got my test run muffins (Sorry Paige!!). The very next morning I woke up and decided to try again because I just wasn’t satisfied with how they came out. After changing the recipe a bit, I am much happier with this version 🙂 The only thing I would change is adding more fresh pineapple.
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1 1/2 cups flour (I used buckwheat)
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp tumeric (optional)
- 1 cup oats (I used small)
- 1 cup toasted coconut shreds
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1 cup orange juice (I used fresh pressed)
- 1 TBS orange zest
- 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
- 1/4 cup ground flax seeds in 1/2 cup water
- 2 TBS apple cider vinegar
- 1 TBS vanilla extract
- 1 cup chopped fresh pineapple
- 1/4 cup coconut pieces to top muffins
- preheat oven to 350*F
- in a smal bowl combine ground flax with water, stir and let sit
- in a skillet, on medium heat, toast the coconut shreds. Stirring constantly. Pay close attention to this as the coconut goes from not toasted to brunt really fast. This should tie just a couple minutes.
- in a large bowl combine all the dry ingredients, coconut included
- in a blender combine all the wet ingredients, flax seeds included
- barely blend, just enough to mix the ingredients and start breaking down the pineapple. If you have settings on your blender, I would put it on low. If you don’t you could do this in the food processor and pulse a few times.
- put in greased muffin tins, top with coconut pieces and bake about 10 minutes for mini muffins and 20 minutes for larger muffins.