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Banana, Pineapple & Toasted Coconut Muffins

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So there was fresh pineapple that needed to be used and there was coconut that really wanted to be toasted and ripe bananas that were going ape, and nuts that were dying to be put into something so…..these muffins were created. And it all had to be easy cause who really has time these days to come up with a semi-healthy muffin to grab and go and freeze and go so….make em’ you won’t be sorry.
Banana, Pineapple & Toasted Coconut Muffins
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Ingredients:

1/2 cup unsalted butter, at cool room temperature
2/3 cup brown sugar, light or dark, firmly packed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon molasses
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons of desired jam or marmalade (optional but yummy addition)
1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3 medium or 2 large bananas)
1 cup coarsely chopped fresh pineapple
1/4 cup honey
2 large eggs
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup toasted coconut
1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts, optional

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9″ x 5″ loaf pan or muffin tins. Definitely use cupcake liners if you have them, makes the whole clean up thing a whole lot easier. Makes about 12 small or 8 large muffins.

In a large bowl, combine the butter, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, baking powder, and salt, beating until smooth.

Add the mashed bananas, jam, honey, vegetable oil, molasses and eggs, again beating until smooth.

Fold in toasted nuts, toasted coconut and pineapple.

Spoon the batter into the prepared loaf pan or muffin tin. Let rest at room temperature for 10 minutes.

Bake the bread for 45 minutes or muffins for 25 minutes, then gently lay a piece of foil across the top, to prevent over browning.

Bake for an additional 25 minutes for bread and 15 for muffins. Test after allotted time to see if done. If not cook an additional 5 minutes. * Test by using a toothpick or cake tester inserted into the center – it should come out clean, with at most a few wet crumbs clinging to it. If there is wet batter on that tester then they are NOT done!!

 

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