Banana Piña Colada Muffins

I didn’t realize it, but this recipe is also from Genesis of a Cook! I had an entire bunch of very ripe bananas and still had some left over after I made those banana cookie bars, so I decided I needed to make some muffins! And what better than giant banana muffins with pineapple, raisins, and coconut? Recipe after the jump!

Banana Piña Colada Muffins
We’ve got our ingredients together, so let’s get started!

Banana Piña Colada Muffins
Line and grease your muffin tin, and set aside.

Banana Piña Colada Muffins
Beat together the sugars and butter.

Banana Piña Colada Muffins
In a separate bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients.

Banana Piña Colada Muffins
In yet another bowl, mash up the bananas and add the honey, vanilla, and eggs.

Banana Piña Colada Muffins
Chop up your dried pineapple.

Banana Piña Colada Muffins
Combine the banana mixture with the sugar and beat well. After that, add the dry ingredients, the raisins, and the pineapple.

Banana Piña Colada Muffins
Fill your muffin cups 2/3 full with batter and sprinkle coconut on top. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes (I used a jumbo muffin tin, so I baked them for 35-40 minutes).

Banana Piña Colada Muffins
Allow them to cool in the muffin tin a bit before removing to cool completely.

Banana Piña Colada Muffins
These were a hit with Kramer! He even said, “That’s a solid muffin.” What else do I need to say? Try this recipe!

Banana Piña Colada Muffins
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Serves: 24 muffins
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¾ tsp. coconut flavor or rum flavor (optional) (In place of this, I used ¾ teaspoons of almond extract)
  • 3-4 ripe bananas, mashed
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoons baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup diced dried pineapple
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ⅓ cup shredded coconut
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line and/or grease your muffin tins.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the butter, sugar, vanilla, and coconut or rum flavor. Combine the mashed bananas, eggs and honey in a separate bowl and add to the sugar mixture. Beat until thoroughly combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt. Stir it into the banana mixture, then add the pineapple and raisins. Spoon the batter into the muffin cups and sprinkle each muffin with coconut.
  4. Bake the muffins for 25 to 28 minutes (35-40 minutes if you're using a jumbo muffin tin like I did) or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven, and let cool in the tins before removing to cool completely.
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9 Responses

  1. Janaki says:

    ahhh! you’re killing me, I must try this combination of tropicalness.

  2. Sarah says:

    I just found your food blog through LiveJournal and I have to say, its one of the best I have ever read! I think that is mostly because we have similar cooking styles – I’ve been reading back through entries and every single thing looks amazing! I will have so much fun reading & cooking recipes from here. I’m also trying to start up my own blog, so thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Cathy says:

    These look excellent – One question can you sub the dried pineapple for canned? (Dried fruits are not a big hit in this house)

  4. Erin says:

    Mmmm, those look delicious! I’ll have to give those a try sometime soon, seeing as I have quite a few overripe bananas lying around.

  5. meridithl says:

    Those muffins look amazing. They look even better than the Banana Crunch Muffins in the Barefoot Contessa Cookbook (which, by the way, are delicious.)

  6. Cathy says:

    Thanks for getting back to me on the canned vs dried – You are right – Maybe if I slip it in they won’t know!!
    PS: Appreciate you stopping by and entering the crazy world of 5 woman on Wine and 1 on Tequila!!

  7. brilynn says:

    Those look great, I love pina colada flavours!

  8. Minnie says:

    This looks delicious! Any idea how long to bake if you use a mini muffin pan? That’s all I have =p

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