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Friday, October 14, 2011

COCONUT PINEAPPLE MUFFINS



COCONUT PINEAPPLE MUFFINS
The pineapple makes these muffins!  If you have the carb allowance, add a little more, but dice it finely.  These were delicious muffins - great with a cup of tea or coffee in the morning!  Mmmm...muffins!

11/2 tsp baking powder (7 mL)
1/2 tsp baking soda (2 mL)
1/2 tsp salt (2 mL)
2 eggs
Liquid sweetener (sucralose or stevia) to equal 1 cup sugar (250 mL)
1/4 cup granulated erythritol (60 mL)
1 tsp vanilla extract (5 mL)
14 fl. oz can unsweetened coconut milk (414 mL)
2/3  cup finely desiccated, unsweetened coconut (125 mL)
2/3  cup finely diced pineapple, (150 mL)
  from canned pineapple in juice, drained

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).  In large bowl, combine Gluten-Free Bake Mix, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  In food processor, process eggs, liquid sweetener, erythritol and vanilla extract.  Add half coconut milk and dry ingredients; process briefly.  Add remainder of coconut milk and process until the batter thickens up.  Stir in 1/2 cup (125 mL) coconut and all the pineapple. 

Scoop batter into 12 greased muffin cups.  Sprinkle batter with remaining coconut or keep it to sprinkle on the baked muffins.  Bake 35 minutes.  Cover lightly with foil during the last 10 minutes.

Helpful Hints:  The longer baking time is due to the high moisture content.  No other fat is required thanks to the coconut milk. 

Yield:   12 servings
1 serving
215.3 calories
5.5 g protein
18.0 g fat
6.8 g carbs 


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23 comments:

Sandra said...

These sound fantastic..I love pineapple, and mix with coconuts..mmm got to taste awesome!

easyfoodsmith said...

I love these flavours...they sound soooo good!! The muffins look delicious!

Jennifer said...

Yes, they are tasty with the pineapple. Had a muffin for breakfast with a cup of tea. Hmmm

Jennifer said...

Thanks, easyfoodsmith. :)

Kate from Scratch said...

Oh, these look delicious! I love the flavoring too. Sounds delightful.

Jennifer said...

Thanks, Kate. They were good - we finished 12 muffins in less than a day, Ian and I. Eeek!

Tina said...

I love eating tropical flavors all year round-these do look delicious! Wish I had one-yum!

Ann said...

These look amazing! What a great flavor combo....a pina colada!

Jennifer said...

Tina and Ann - tropical is right and kinda like a pina colada. :)

Tiffany said...

This is one of my favorite flavor combinations! Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer said...

You're welcome, Tiffany.

Kate@Diethood said...

These muffins must be so so delicious! I love those flavors!

Amy said...

These muffins look delicious! Love coconut and pineapple together!

buttoni said...

Oh, my.......those are a must try, Jennifer. I'm really missing pineapple.

Jennifer said...

Hope you like them, Peggy. :)

Eftychia said...

They look yummy! I have at home gluten free flour mixure but I was wondering what is granulated erythritol. Will it be OK if I do not include it in the recipe?

Jennifer said...

Eftychia - if you're using a commercial gluten-free bake mix - use only 2 cups in the recipe. You can use your own sweetener; taste before baking to adjust the sweetness level. These muffins have a lot of sweetener in them as coconut cuts the sweetness somewhat. You may not need the whole can of coconut milk, so withhold about 1/4 cup and only add if necessary. Hope this helps and I know your baking experience will help. The gluten-free bake mix is one I make. I will put in the link in the recipe. I forgot.

Jennifer said...

Oh, sorry - erythritol is a sugar alcohol that has zero calories and is zero on the glycemic index - so it has no effect on the blood sugar.

You can find it at Netrition.com - I think it is called Sensato - comes in granulated and powdered form. The granulated is cheaper and one can powder one's own in a coffee grinder.

LisaMarie; Seattle WA said...

Question; the coconut milk, would it be the unsweetened type? Sounds delicious, thank you for sharing!

Jennifer said...

Yes, definitely unsweetened, LisaMarie.

Patrick @ Appetite for Good said...

WOW coconut and pineapples? what a great combination!! sounds so delicious and tropical :)

Viviane Bauquet Farre - Food and Style said...

Oh... Do I love these tropical flavors! These muffins look fabulous.

Jennifer said...

Thanks, Viviane. :)