Pineapple Coconut Muffins

April 2, 2018mayurisjikoni
My babies are Adults
My twins turned 32 on 30th March. Boy and girl, just three apart but they are like chalk and cheese, aasman aur zameen as the saying goes—- they understand each other totally and yet are so different. My daughter is like a social bee, making a zillions of friends and thrives in a noisy environment. My son on the other hand prefers to keep to himself and probably wouldn’t survive in a very busy environment.


Its a different kind of feeling, a feeling of pride, satisfaction, joy and happiness when a parent sees their child or children growing up into fine adults and venturing out into the wide world to find their own niche. My eldest one is only a year older to them so basically it was like having triplets. Each one is following his/her dream, end of 2017 beginning 2018 has been a year of changes where the three are concerned. The eldest moved to Bali with his wife to start out their life in the hot tropical island. Their small boutique hotel is under construction and should be ready at the end of the year. My daughter is now in Dubai with her hubby and her twin, my son has finally fallen in love.

When Sasmita announced the #138th theme as pineapples for the Foodiemonday/Bloghop group, I knew I wanted to bake using pineapple to celebrate the tweenies birthday. I already have an eggless pineapple cake, upside down pineapple cake on my blog. So it had to be muffins. I’ve had this recipe in my recipe book for eons but didn’t manage to try it out. So the right opportunity arose this week.
I used only honey as the sweetener and the pineapple I used was pretty sweet. If the pineapple was not sweet then maybe I’d have to add a bit of sugar. The muffins turned out a little on the brown side because of the dark honey I used. Perhaps next time will try and use lighter colour honey. Besides the look, the muffins were absolutely soft and delicious. They tasted even better the next day. The original recipe called for desiccated coconut but I took the risk and used fresh grated coconut instead. I’m glad I did. That’s what perhaps made the muffins extra soft. I used coconut oil, any excuse to get that oil in the tummy!
Here’s the recipe, check it out.



Makes 12
1½ cups plain flour (all purpose flour)
½ cup freshly grated or desiccated coconut
1 cup crushed pineapple (fresh or tinned)
1½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp soda bicarbonate (baking soda)
¼ tsp salt
1 egg
½ cup honey
¼ cup coconut milk
⅓ cup coconut oil
some desiccated coconut for topping(optional)
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Line a muffin tray with cake cups.
  3. Sieve flour, baking powder, soda bicarbonate and salt into a bowl.
  4. Add coconut and mix.
  5. In another bowl add egg, oil, coconut milk and honey. Whisk till its all mixed.
  6. Add the crushed pineapple and mix well.
  7. Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture.
  8. Mix till the flour is incorporated into the liquid.
  9. Spoon batter ¾ full into the cake cups.
  10. Sprinkle some desiccated coconut on top if you’re not going to ice or frost the muffins.
  11. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or till they become golden brown and are done.
  12. To check if the muffins are done, insert a toothpick or fork into the middle of one muffin. If it comes out clean then the muffins are done.
  13. Remove them muffins from the tray and let them cool on a wire rack.



  • Next time I’ll try the muffins with 1 cup wheat flour and ½ cup plain flour.
  • Add nuts if you wish.
  • Replace coconut milk with any other milk.

You may want to check out the following pineapple recipes:


pineapple paleta

tart nenas

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  • Priya Suresh

    April 2, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    Delightful and very exotic muffins, feel like munching some with a cup of masala chai. Love pineapples & coconut combination in baked treats anytime.

  • Seenas Food Basket Seena Koshy

    April 2, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    Pineapple Coconut muffins look so delicious Mayuri..

  • Sujata Roy

    April 2, 2018 at 5:13 pm

    Pineapple and coconut is an excellent combo. Muffins looks super tempting and. Using honey makes the cake more delicious. Superb share 👌

  • Poonam Bachhav

    April 3, 2018 at 4:19 am

    I have a pineapple muffin recipe in my blog but never paired it with coconut..your muffins look so perfect di. Would definitely give this combo a try. Happy birthday to your twins 😍

  • Shobha

    April 3, 2018 at 5:45 am

    Delicious muffins.. my hubby loves them. I shall make these as soon as I am back in my kitchen.

  • thegalnxtdoor

    April 3, 2018 at 6:43 am

    Pineapple and coconut is a classic combination! Very creative of you to use both these wonderful ingredients together in a muffin. 🙂

  • thegalnxtdoor

    April 3, 2018 at 6:43 am

    Pineapple and coconut is a classic combination! Very creative of you to use both these wonderful ingredients together in a muffin. 🙂

  • Priya Iyer

    April 3, 2018 at 6:43 am

    Pineapple and coconut is a classic combination! Very creative of you to use both these wonderful ingredients together in a muffin. 🙂

  • Padmajha PJ

    April 3, 2018 at 7:23 am

    Feels so nice read about kids grow up and settle down! My kids are still in school and I am waiting for the day they settle down,that is so many years ahead! But until then, I am enjoying this phase of life! The muffins sound so flavorful and a nice treat for the bday!

  • Soma Mukherjee

    April 3, 2018 at 11:41 am

    Love tropical flavours in the cake and this pineapple coconut cup pies are so tempting, thanks for sharing.

  • Anonymous

    April 3, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    Amazing! Its truly amazing post, I have got much clear idea about from this article.

  • Lathi L

    April 4, 2018 at 3:31 am

    Pineapple and it..the tropical flavor is bursting in the cupcakes…love to give a try

  • Aruna

    April 4, 2018 at 3:42 am

    Happy Birthday to your twins, Mayuri! And all the very best to all 3. 🙂 I must say Pineapple, coconut, coconut oil….. these ingredients appeal to the South Indian in me.

  • Rafeeda AR

    April 4, 2018 at 5:43 am

    Loved reading through your motherly instincts… with young children I may not understand how you feel now, but yes, as they grow, even I do feel a sense of pride and precipitation as to what the future holds for them… These muffins sound amazing. If I were you, I too would have ditched the dessicated coconut for the fresh one. I am sure you agree the oodles of flavor that one ingredient would add into these tropical muffins. I would have loved to pick up a couple and gorge on them…

  • Archana Potdar

    April 4, 2018 at 6:38 am

    I am glad that your children have settled n have found their niche. A very happy birthday to them. The cake is amazing will try when kiddo goes on her holidays.

  • Jyoti Babel

    April 4, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    You should call these pinacolada muffins! It was nice knowing about your kid. We are years behind you. Still I can imagine I will be in your shoes one day.

  • maria nasir

    April 4, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    My favourite flavour combination for summer bakes – pineapple and coconut! These would be perfect with a glass of chilled milk even for breakfast.

  • Jolly Homemade Recipes

    April 4, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    I never taste these two flavors in a combo but your Pineapple Coconut muffins sounds so delicious. Now I want to try soon, thanks for sharing!!

  • priya satheesh

    April 4, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    What an amazing combination Pineapple and Coconut… No doubt, must be flavourful and exotic !

  • Ruchi's Veg Kitchen

    April 5, 2018 at 6:15 am

    Lovely written post… Cake looks so delicious and must be very flavourful ..

  • Jagruti Dhanecha

    April 5, 2018 at 6:38 am

    A very happy birthday to your twins, and now your daughter has twins too! Pineapple and coconut a perfect match made in heaven, love these two ingredients in any dish. Muffins sounds interesting and pair well with a cuppa!

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