Pina Colada Almond Flour Muffins

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!   gluten free pineapple coconut muffinsThese 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

Dash salt

3 eggs

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

Photo credit: gf and me 2014

31 thoughts on “Pina Colada Almond Flour Muffins

  1. 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.

  2. 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. 🙂

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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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