Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Pineapple Coconut Muffins

These muffins are delicious – they are packed with fruits and veggies, but have the perfect amount of sweetness! They taste like a pina colada and have a light, fluffy texture. These are the perfect snack for days when you need a burst of tropical flavor.
Pineapple Coconut Muffins Makes 12 muffins 2 cups flour 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 2 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 3/4 cup light brown sugar 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar 2 Tablespoons flax seeds 1/4 cup water 1 cup peeled zucchini, shredded 1 cup crushed pineapple, drained of most juice 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon coconut extract (optional) 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional) 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a muffin pan with 12 liners and set aside. 2. Mix the first 6 ingredients in a large bowl and set aside. 3. Mix the remaining ingredientsin a smaller bowl. When all the wet ingredients are mixed, blend them with the dry ingredients in the large bowl. Mix just to combine. 4. Spoon the mixture into the prepared muffin tin and bake for 25 minutes or until golden and a fork inserted into the center of a muffin comes out cleanly.

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