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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Coconut - Pineapple Tropical Muffins

    Muffins are always best liked by my kids and I love seeing them gobbling them up with much interest unlike other snacks.This muffin is one such snack that they loved and what else can make a mom's day.These muffins have the flavors of coconut and pineapple.Pineapples are rich source of dietary fiber and thiamine,B6 and copper,also an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese.And these muffins can be served for breakfast too and a simple ones to bake.Enjoy these sweet muffins !!

    (Serves ~ 12 muffins )
    dry ingredients
    all purpose flour /maida 1 3/4 cup
    baking powder 2tsp
    salt 1/4  tsp
    wet ingredients
    granulated white sugar 3/4-1 cup
    butter,unsalted softened 1 stick
    raisins 1/3 cup reserve 1tbsp for garnish
    vanilla extract 1/2 tsp
    pineapple essence /extract 1/4 tsp
    eggs 2 (at room temperature)
    crushed pineapple,partially drained 1cup
    dry shredded coconut  1 cup reserve 1/2 for garnish
    milk 1/2 cup

    -Preheat oven to 350 F.In a medium bowl,sift flours,baking powder and salt twice and salt. Set aside.
    -In another large bowl,beat the butter and sugar together.Add eggs one at a time and incorporate,scraping down the sides each time.
    -Add in the pineapple and vanilla extract.Add in the crushed pineapple with liquid and shredded coconut,mix.Sift half of the flours over the wet ingredients.Add in milk and flours alternating to finish.Add in the raisins and toss.(Leave off if you have any remaining milk if you have reached the desired consisitency.I had a tbsp milk left out from the half cup)
    -Scoop in paper lined muffin pans to 3/4 -almost full.Top it up with raisins and remaining shredded coconut.

    (ready to go in oven)
    -Place and bake in preheated oven upto 45 minutes or until the tooth pick inserted comes out clean.(mine was done at 50mins)
    -Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.

    * You can use orange extract instead of pineapple extract.
    * You can use sun dried mangoes instead of raisins.
    * These are moderately sweet soft ones.Modify sugar as per your sweet tooth.
    * I have used dry shredded coconut(unsweetened) but if you are using sweetened coconut then modify your sugar quantity accordingly.


    Harini said... Best Blogger Tips

    Happy to believe you Julie,muffins look too tempting

    Shobha said... Best Blogger Tips

    Nice muffins.. and the clicks are so good.

    Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

    Cant take my eyes of it ...Wonderful coconut flavoured muffins .

    Sangeetha Nambi said... Best Blogger Tips

    Super soft

    Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

    soft and delicious Muffins

    Mythreyi said... Best Blogger Tips

    my two favorite ingredients! Lovely Clicks!

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    Lifewithspices said... Best Blogger Tips

    sooper soft n yummy looking muffins..

    Lincyscookart said... Best Blogger Tips

    Coconut and pineapple muffins looks so inviting. Love this tropical combo

    Rafeeda AR said... Best Blogger Tips

    wow... I am feeling hungry...

    Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

    superb combo, looks so soft and tempting

    Sona said... Best Blogger Tips

    delicious and yummy muffins..

    Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

    Love the flavors in the muffins and the pictures are too good Julie.. said... Best Blogger Tips

    Nice combo n tempting...

    Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

    Tasty and flavorful muffins!

    Gloria Fernandes said... Best Blogger Tips

    Loved these muffins.. They look so delish.. Lovely clicks..

    Swathi said... Best Blogger Tips

    Adipoli, that is one word I can say. Ente favorite annu coconut and pineapple.

    radha said... Best Blogger Tips

    Looks amazing. An unusual combination. I may have hesitated to try it but your pictures tell a different story.

    Anu Yalo said... Best Blogger Tips

    Yummy muffins..

    Faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

    Lovely muffins...