Inspired by our trip to Maui, Geoff and I decided to try to make something that would bring together some tropical island flavours. Made with Tahitian vanilla, shredded and ground coconut, and chunks of fresh pineapple, these Pina Colada Muffins certainly do the trick. On top of all that, the almond flour base makes them hearty and the applesauce keeps them moist for days. We will certainly be making these again! These are based on the almond flour raspberry muffins we posted earlier. Like those muffins, these should be stored in the fridge and taste even better the next day when the flavours have a chance to meld.
What you’ll need:
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
1½ cups almond flour
½ cup coconut flour
¼ cup ground flax seed
½ cup butter, melted
½ cup apple sauce
½ cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped pineapple (fresh or canned)
½ cup shredded coconut
What you’ll do:
Heat oven to 350 degrees and grease or line muffin tin.
In large bowl, mix together the xanthan gum, almond flour, coconut flour, flax seed, and salt.
Add eggs, butter, applesauce, vanilla, and brown sugar, and stir until combined.
Fold in the pineapple chunks and coconut.
Spoon into 12 muffin cups and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
TIP: The batter is very thick and does not rise much so fill the cups to the brim.
Looking for gluten free muffin recipes? You might also want to try:
gf and me’s apple crumble muffins
gf and me’s fruit filled oatmeal muffins
fluffy carrot muffins made with Glutino Muffin Mix
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Sounds wonderful! I’m thinking of making them with thawed Mango chunks as I can’t have pineapple. Do you think 1 cup would be the same?
Ooooh, that sounds great. I would think 1 cup would do, but I would cut the chunks into smallish pieces. Let us know how it goes!
Oooooo – those sound very, very tasty!
Wow, great idea 🙂 -yum!
Nice posts. I will definitely return for info and inspiration.
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Reblogged this on Favourite Gluten Free Recipes and commented:
Great combination of flavours.
Great stuff! You have a very amazing bake!
Looks delicious. Gotta try!
Let us know how it goes!
Reblogged this on Cathal's Cookbook Allergy Free Cooking and commented:
These look great with a few adjustments they will be perfect for cathal xx
That’s great! And thanks for the reblog.
Oh my! These sound magnificent! Thanks for the recipe! Funny to think that you are in Canada and holidaying in Hawaii. Here in southern Australia, Hawaii is becoming a really popular destination for holidays as well. It must be a halfway point!
Must be! And I’m guessing it’s a popular holiday spot during different times of the year too. From here it’s a 7 hour flight – well worth it at mid-winter.
One of my favorite muffins is piña colada, mango and coconut is another favorite! These look great.
Do y’all have Target in Canada? I picked up this new product there the other day. It’s a pouch of kettle cooked apples in sauce (I can’t remember the name and I’m not in the kitchen). I haven’t opened it yet but I picked it up to use in place of apple sauce in some apple muffins. It feels like there is probably a little over 1/2 cup in the pouch. They’re supper soft and you can feel there’s a good amount of sauce. I’ve already squished mine to were it just feels like there’s nothing but sauce in the pouch. Anyway the point of all of this is to say that they come in all different flavors. I got the cherry vanilla but they had a pineapple mango pouch and several other flavors. I immediately thought muffins when I saw them. I think they would be a great way to change up the flavor of a beloved apple muffin recipe. 🙂
Thant does sound good. And yup, we have Target. Thanks for the tip.
Ooh those sound delicious – might have to make these tomorrow. =) although i might try making them without sugar – as it’s an allergy of mine. Thanks for the recipe!!
Let me know how they turn out without sugar. I have been thinking about how I might cut back some of the refined sugar in my recipes.
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Thanks so much for the shout out. Hope your readers love these muffins as much as we do! And your tropical fruit balls sound heavenly!
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