An expert I am not, but I have learned important things along the way:Pack coconut.Pack it like you pack brown sugar.That's the proper way to measure.I don't know why it doesn't stress that on the coconut package.To the recipe,'Didn't have rum so added 1/2t almond extract.Increased pineapple to 20oz drained,coconut to 1 1/2c unsweetened;& added an additional 1/2t baking powder&2T oil.The batter seemed dry so I added 1/4c of the pineapple juice.'In oven topped with more coconut&it made 18. I'm anxious! :) Results:These are a light&tasty little muffins!Maybe just a little(just a little)too pineapply but I did use a 20oz can.The coconut extract leaves a nice aftertaste.Almond is subtle,may add more or not.May leave out the 2T oil next time,but not the pineapple juice.The coconut didn't brown as much as I'd like,but it was enough to take it from plain to interesting.They coulda been bigger muffs,but I doubt only 12 unless you have a larger base or you're a bigger fan of cleaning muffin tins than I am.:D Nice! 'Made these for MH for Mom's day 2013.One more note,a pineapple note:Some brands' crushed pineapple really is crushed.While others,Kroger,has larger pieces&crushed.I don't think I'd like as large as tidbits as other suggested.I'm not big on pieces of fruit in cake or muffins anyway - unless blueberries.Kroger brand gives a bit of concentrated flavor without the "oh" or "chew" factor. :? :) Family vote: Very good if we were pina colada lovers.No one liked the coconut feel.
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An expert I am not, but I have learned important things along the way:Pack coconut.Pack it...