Pineapple Coconut Pecan Muffins with Raisins Recipe

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These hearty muffins are packed with goodies like pineapple, coconut, raisins and pecans. We enjoy them with coffee on Christmas morning. In fact, my family likes them so much that I now also make them for Thanksgiving breakfast.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup finely shredded carrots
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 302 calories, 18g fat (3g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 213mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. In another bowl, beat eggs; add carrots, oil and pineapple. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in coconut, raisins and pecans. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until muffins test done. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove from pan and cool on wire rack. Yield: about 1 dozen.
Originally published as Sunshine Muffins in Country Woman Christmas Annual 1997, p19

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starscreeam User ID: 2972309 15911
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2013

"I don't think I've ever had a more requested recipe than this one. Even someone who swore she wouldn't like them because they had so much "stuff" in them now makes them constantly. Absolutely delicious."

hcr User ID: 4619768 19752
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2013

"Oh my goodness. I am also in Elmira, Michigan and I must say these muffins are to die for. I love this recipe and enjoyed sharing them with friends and family with coffee. Crazy good. Thank you Neighbor for sharing. I used to share my recipes, however now that I am older. I rather have people come visit because I enjoy passing the plate. SO worth the smiles. Thank you!!!"

battlexe44 User ID: 5883925 46696
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2013

"I made these for my family this morning but accidentally left out the vegetable oil. They came out tasting great anyway and they had less fat and calories. I will definitely be making these again."

MiniDriver User ID: 7168212 49270
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2013

"I left out the sugar, and these muffins were perfect! They are delicious and filling. I will make these often as a breakfast treat or a hiking snack."

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