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These muffins were very good! I left the rum extract out by mistake, and used 3/4 cup fresh pineapple, instead of dried. I'll use more next time! Also, the reviewer that pointed this out was right - the recipe makes 18 muffins, not 12 (we definitely didn't mind!).
TO correct the typo in the recipe, I used 1 tsp. of vanilla instead of the 1 tbsp. of rum as was instructed. I added more pineapple and coconut also.
This was a great and easy recipe. Instead of muffins, I made a cake in a 13x9 pan. Silly me, I forgot the baking soda, and the cake still turned out and was delicious. Granted, it was a bit more dense than cake, more like bread or pound cake consistency, but it still received rave reviews. It was moist and flavorful. I made a crumble for the top out of butter, mixed spices, oats, shredded coconut, and brown sugar. It complimented the cake really well and added a nice, contrasting texture. I find it difficult to find good recipes with true carribean flavors, but this one is excellent.
Dry and cloyingly sweet. I couldn't get past the first bite. Definitely deceiving because they look so much better than they taste! The flavor of banana is prominent but the rum, coconut and pineapple flavors are all but lost in that of sugar. I was also disappointed that the yield was totally off. One recipe made 21 good-sized muffins, not 12. I realize the given yield can only be an approximation, but this wasn't even close. I didn't need that many. I wasn't prepared for that many. The recipe was good...in theory. The real thing will be tossed.
This recipe turned out moist and tasty! However, I had to alter the recipe: I used margarine instead of butter because we were out of butter. I used 1/2 tablespoon of VANILLA extract instead of 1 Tbsp of rum, I used 2 large bananas instead of 3 medium, I used 3/4 cup of sweetened, shredded coconut because that's all we had, and instead of dried pineapple I used 1/2 cup drained canned pineapple tidbits. I will make this recipe again, still with my alterations-however I will use butter next time for a richer flavour.
I'm always looking for ways to use up ripe bananas...these were really moist and I liked the taste of the coconut and pineapple. Next time I think I'll increase the pineapple to at least 3/4 cup and add some diced maraschino cherries. Following the recipe exactly I ended up with 18 nice sized muffins. Thanks for sharing!!!
Great taste. I left out the rum extract. Substituted vanilla.
My husband liked them and he does not like my cooking. I thought they were a bit dry. Any suggestions
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Caribbean Banana Muffins
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 126
These muffins are a quick, easy treat for breakfast any day.
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