Pina Colada Muffins Recipe -
Pina Colada Muffins Recipe
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Pina Colada Muffins

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"Pineapple, coconut, and rum extract combine to make this a tasty, tropical muffin."

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Original recipe makes 12 muffins Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a muffin pan, or use paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, combine sugar, margarine, egg, sour cream and rum extract. Beat together until smooth. In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Blend into egg mixture. Stir in pineapple and coconut. Divide batter into 12 muffin cups.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the tops spring back when lightly tapped.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 30, 2007

These were AMAZING!!! They were by far the best muffins I have EVER had. Trust me- you will love this recipe!! We used pineapple chunks instead of crushed pineapple, as well as light sour cream. Next time, I'm going to try splenda instead of sugar to see how that turns out! These were amazing- I can't say enough great things about them! Fantastic recipe; these muffins are perfection. UPDATE: I tried them with half splenda and they were delicious. I also tried making them with crushed pineapple and found I like the small chunks best. We served them as part of dessert at our Hawaiian party and they were a huge hit!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 27, 2009

I make many muffins and do a lot of baking, and these were really not good.

Feb 27, 2014

Call these muffins if you like, but in my mind these "muffins" are CAKE. Very good cake as a matter of fact. So delicious I tried to rationalize keeping them rather than gifting them to the people I made them for as a thank you. I didn't succeed. I can always make these again - and will. They're insanely good and deliver everything they promise - real tropical pina colada flavors of pineapple, rum and coconut. I used butter rather than margarine and a full 20 oz. can of pineapple because that's what I had in the pantry. Maybe that extra pineapple is what made them so especially good, chock full of pineapple in every bite. The butter and sour cream guarantee richness and a moist, tender crumb. To take these over the top (I mean why waste the drained juice?) I drizzled a simple glaze over the muffins of reserved pineapple juice and powdered sugar. My only thought, and one I'll be sure to remember as well the next time I make them, is because these are cake and not muffins, they bake much better at 350 degrees rather than 375. Even if not necessary, it sure can't hurt to do so.

Apr 27, 2008

Great recipie! Light and fresh muffins that are almost like a cupcake. However, can't really taste the rum, so I suggest doubling the rum extract if you really want that pina colada flavor. I am not a big fan of rum so this wasn't a problem for me. I think these would also be good with a maracino cherry ontop or some other mixed fruit in the muffins.

Mar 20, 2009

These were delicious, and I am not easy to please when it comes to muffins. I decreased the sugar to 1/4 c, replaced 1/2 c flour with 1/2 c rolled oats, and added 1/3 c chopped pecans to up the nutritional value. They were great--and still plenty sweet for my taste!

Jan 06, 2008

These smelled wonderful coming out of the oven! They are actually quite healthy too with only 1/4 cup of butter and you can use light sour cream with a good result. They were a bit too pineappely for my taste so if I were to make them again I would definitely reduce the amount of pineapple in half. I used shredded coconut because it was what I had on hand but think flaked would work better in this recipe. I also used 1 Tbsp. of actual rum instead of the extract.

Jul 16, 2008

These muffins were really good. I made NO changes to the recipe, and I had alot of requests for the recipe after serving them at a tropical-themed brunch.

Nov 02, 2006

loved the recipe,family enjoyed them because its different,excellent!!!


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  • Calories
  • 206 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.3 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 9.2 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 3 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 249 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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