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Tropical Muffins Recipe

Tropical Muffins Recipe

I entered these muffins at our county fair and won the grand champion award for baked goods. They're so moist, they don't need butter. —Sylvia Osborn, Clay Center, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons rum extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, sour cream and extract. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; stir into the creamed mixture just until moistened. Fold in the pineapple, coconut and pecans.
  • 2. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 375° for 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled muffins in resealable plastic freezer bags. To use, thaw at room temperature or, if desired, microwave each muffin on high for 20-30 seconds or until heated through. Yield: about 1 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 225 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 249mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

Reviews for Tropical Muffins

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JeanGraham User ID: 8889377 264425
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2017

"Why do recipes NOT say if you are to use "sweetened" coconut or unsweetened? It makes a LOT of difference"

MY REVIEW User ID: 5774466 264123
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2017

"Outstanding!! very moist and yummy.... followed the recipe exactly except I didn't have any rum extract so I used Capt'n Morgan.... I'm also going to try it with chopped macadamias next time... thanks for sharing!!"

evecon5 User ID: 8364412 264120
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2017

"I loved this recipe from "TASTE OF HOME". Very moist and not to sweet,"

princesspeach31 User ID: 6709903 31641
Reviewed May. 25, 2012

"A friend brought these to a meeting, and they were wonderful!! Moist, and delish!!!"

rudylenak User ID: 3071215 79464
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2011


rudylenak User ID: 3071215 31640
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2011


tshirtlady User ID: 162695 30586
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2011

"I didn't have rum extract on hand but really wanted to try these,. I used half coconut extract and half vanilla extract. These muffins were amazing."

swinny User ID: 1858482 78615
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2009

"I baked these muffins & took them to my daughter in college and she asked for them again. These muffins are delicuous!!!"

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