Wednesday, February 16, 2011

RECIPE: Aloha Muffins

 I figure that by the middle of February almost all of us could use a little taste of the tropics. One bite of these muffins and you'll magically be transported to a distant exotic beach (okay, that might be stretching it a bit, but they are darn good muffins!)

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened coconut
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg
1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil
1 cup mashed ripe banana (3 medium bananas)
1 cup *undrained* crushed pineapple
1 tsp vanilla

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, wheat germ, sugar, coconut, cinnamon, ginger, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a small bowl, combine the egg, oil, banana, crushed pineapple and vanilla. Gently stir into the flour mixture just until combined. Divide batter between 12 well-greased muffin cups. Bake at 400F for 25 minutes or until golden brown and tops spring back when lightly touched.

Makes 12 muffins.

Hungry for more muffins? Try these:
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
Rhubarb Muffins
Lemon Poppyseed Muffins
Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

I shared this recipe at Full Plate ThursdayFrugal Food Thursday, Recipe Swap Thursday, It's A Keeper Thursday, the GCC Recipe Swap, Fat Camp Friday, Friday Favorites and Sweets for a Saturday.


  1. Those look amazingly wonderful. Thanks for sharing at them at Prairie Story.

  2. The tropics sound so welcoming right now :) THanks for sharing your recipe. The muffins look wonderful.

  3. I am so ready for the tropic's, I will just put about a dozen of your wonderful Aloha Muffins in a travel bag and away we go. Your Muffins look really good. Thank you for bringing them to Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

  4. I guess I was right about us all needing a taste of the tropics :) Thanks everyone for stopping by. Christina, I have linked up at your site!

  5. oh so yummy and refreshing we love muffins and will have to try these for sure

  6. What a sweet little idea for a muffin. With a name like aloha muffins, it's a sure thing that people will love them. I'd like to invite you to stop by and link these up to Sweets for a Saturday #5 (it will be open until 6PM PST Monday).

  7. Thanks Lisa, I just linked it up! I had already linked one of my other recipes this week (Amish Oatmeal Pie) and I'm heading back to check out some of the other yummy-looking offerings :)

  8. Hello and nice to meet you through the blog universe! These muffins sound great and I love the addition of the wheat germ to health them up a bit. I recently made a pinapple coconut muffin as well but they aren't quite as healthy. Can't wait to try your addition. Have a great week and thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting.

  9. Me again :) I'm featuring you today! Hope you can stop by!

  10. Wonderful muffin! I love the mix of coconut, banana, and pineapple.

  11. This recipe was the most popular at last week's Prairie Story Recipe Swap! Thakn you for sharing!


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