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Healthy Pina Colada Muffins

Happy Monday, all!

It’s time for another round of #MuffinMonday. An challenged us to make a muffin using coconut this week. Up until a few years ago, I really didn’t like coconut. I think it was a texture thing. I loved the flavor, but the flakes rubbed me the wrong way. I don’t know what changed, but now I can’t get enough of the tropical fruit.

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Believe it or not, these muffins are healthy. They’re full of greek yogurt, coconut oil, whole wheat flour, crushed pineapple, and dried pineapple.

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Go ahead, have two!

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The coconut milk, greek yogurt, and coconut oil create a moist, tender muffin. One bite, and you’re transported to the tropics.

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Enjoy!

5.0 from 4 reviews

Healthy Pina Colada Muffins
 
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Recipe type: Muffin, Quick Bread
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ cup greek yogurt (plain, vanilla, pineapple)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tbs. agave
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • ⅓ cup coconut milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • ⅓ cup crushed pineapple
  • 1tsp. coconut extract
  • ½ cup dried pineapple, chopped
  • ½ cup coconut flakes
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with papers.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together both flours, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together greek yogurt and sugar until smooth. Whisk in coconut oil, coconut milk, agave, and crushed pineapple until incorporated. Whisk in egg, egg white, and coconut extract.
  4. Using a rubber spatula, stir in the flour mixture until just combined. Fold in dried pineapple.
  5. Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling them all the way. Top with ½ tablespoon of coconut flakes.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

 

   

36 Responses to “Healthy Pina Colada Muffins”

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — March 4, 2013 at 7:45 am

    I LOVE how you healthified these muffins and I know they still taste phenomenal

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    Laura Dembowski — March 4, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Those muffins look great with all that coconut on top. I used to hate coconut but now it’s one of my favorite ingredients.

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — March 4, 2013 at 11:28 am

    a healthy muffin recipe with pineapple and coconut – you don’t have to twist my arm to have me make these. :) I bet these taste beyond AMAZING.

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    • Jennie replied March 4th, 2013 at 4:53 pm

      My arm never needs twisting. Things just end up in my mouth. Thanks, Sally!

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    Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking — March 4, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    I am right there with you! I never really like coconut. I think I slowly came around to it because I started baking with coconut flour and coconut oil a lot more. It adds a subtle hint of coconut and makes you want the real stuff!

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    • Jennie replied March 4th, 2013 at 4:52 pm

      Isn’t it weird how that works. It’s as if my tastebuds are maturing as I age. Is that even a thing?

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    Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste — March 4, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    These look awesome! I’m a sucker for anything involving coconut, so these look right up my alley!

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    • Jennie replied March 4th, 2013 at 4:52 pm

      Thanks, Kelly! You can have two, because they’re healthy.

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    shannon @ a periodic table — March 4, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    healthy pina colada muffins? I’ll take these, for sure. What perfect timing too, because i’m heading to the beach next week (and getting the heck out of the snow!) :)

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    • Jennie replied March 4th, 2013 at 4:51 pm

      You lucky duck! I’m small; I could probably fit in your suitcase ;) Enjoy!

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — March 4, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    I love these pina colada muffins, Jennie!! I have been meaning to make muffins with coconut oil and now I will have to!

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    • Jennie replied March 4th, 2013 at 4:49 pm

      Thanks, Anna! I’m a new fan of coconut oil.

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    CCU — March 4, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    These look too delicious to be healthy but looking at the recipe, I’m a believer :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    Jen @ Savory Simple — March 4, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Everything about these sound amazing! The yogurt, pineapple, coconut. Yes to all of it.

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    • Jennie replied March 5th, 2013 at 9:05 am

      Thanks, Jen!

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    Danielle — March 4, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    Just pinned this. Can’t wait to try them.

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    Liz — March 4, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Pineapple and coconut? Yup, I LOVE these babies!!!

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    Whitney @ The Newlywed Chefs — March 4, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    I love #muffinmonday! These look delicious!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — March 4, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    I adore all things coconut! Please send a dozen my way for breakfast tomorrow!

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    • Jennie replied March 5th, 2013 at 9:04 am

      Thanks, Steph! I would, but we ate them all.

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    Stacy — March 4, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    For our honeymoon a thousand years ago, my husband booked a week at a tiny resort in Barbados and I drank piña coladas, I kid you not, all week long. Your lovely muffins and their mix of flavors bring back very happy memories for me. And I love how the coconut got all toasty on top!

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    • Jennie replied March 5th, 2013 at 9:03 am

      Sounds yummy! I drank piña coladas on my honeymoon, too. They let you drink on the beach in Florida. I loved it!

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    Anita at Hungry Couple — March 5, 2013 at 12:13 am

    Mmm…edible pina coladas. I’m in! :)

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    • Jennie replied March 5th, 2013 at 9:02 am

      I had a feeling you would like these, Anita. Thanks!

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    Kate @ Kate from Scratch — March 5, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Beautiful lightened up muffins. These would make an excellent afternoon snack too for a pick me up. Delicious!

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    • Jennie replied March 5th, 2013 at 5:11 pm

      Thank you, Kate!

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    amy @ fearless homemaker — March 5, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    I love everything about coconut – the flavor, the texture, etc. – so I know i’d love these muffins. Delicious!

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    Ruby @ The Ruby Red Apron — March 5, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    oooh i like coconut a lot! and together with the pineapple…mmm these muffins sound super delicious!

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    Reeni — March 5, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Pina colada in muffin form? Yes, please! These look divine!

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    ashley - baker by nature — March 6, 2013 at 10:20 am

    I’ve been dreaming of a pina colada! Perfect to pack the flavor into muffins.

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    Kim@Treats & Trinkets — March 6, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Now I’ve got the song stuck in my head…

    I like getting caught in the rain if I have some nice warm muffins to keep my tummy warm.

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    foodwanderings — March 6, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    ooh lovely. I love coconut and muffins, spiked with pina colada, what a fantastic idea!

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — March 8, 2013 at 8:27 am

    I love everything about these! So healthy. :) Love, love, love! Definitely want to give them a try in the summer.

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    • Jennie replied March 8th, 2013 at 10:12 am

      Thanks, Erin! You’re going to love them.

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    Beth — May 14, 2013 at 9:49 am

    These were yummy. I substituted regular yogurt for the greek and regular milk for the coconut milk because that’s what I had on hand. I also used unsweetened dried coconut. Has anyone calculated calories for these. I would like to know, but I don’t have time to do it.

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