Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 large egg, room temperature
- 1 cup 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
- 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.
- Fill 12 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 an airtight container. To use, thaw at room temperature or, if desired, microwave each muffin on high for 20-30 seconds or until heated through.
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Nutrition Facts1 each: 225 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 249mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
Apr 4, 2020
This was good, not too sweet! ! Didn’t changed a thing. Will be making it again. Thank you!
Apr 2, 2020
Didn’t care for them
Mar 31, 2020
My granddaughter and I had high hopes for this recipe! It was an award winner after all. She very candidly said, “Well, the judge must have been desperate or everyone else’s entry was horrid !. Typically, TOH recipes are my go to. These muffins were bland! I used vanilla and amaretto but followed the rest of the recipe exactly. Yes, they were moist, but I don’t think I’d waste the calories, time or ingredients to make them again. We did try to salvage them with a glaze, but not even that helped much. After 25 minute minutes they were not brown but passed the toothpick test. In retrospect I would have cooked them til they were a bit browner.
Mar 30, 2020
These were SO good!!! I can’t wait to share them with my coworkers tomorrow. Thanks for the amazing recipe!!!
Mar 27, 2020
Moist, very nice crumb. Makes 12 regular sized muffins without having to 'stretch' to get that quantity. Not overly sweet. Very nice with a little butter. I made them just as the recipe stated, except subbed vanilla extract for the rum extract. I'll definitely make these again.
Mar 27, 2020
Easy, fluffy, moist, great flavor!
Mar 27, 2020
Tropical muffins are the best! I make a version of these with a box of yellow cake making as directed but adding a teaspoon of rum and a teaspoon of coconut extract and then the nuts, coconut and pineapple as directed here.
Mar 21, 2020
Mar 7, 2020
OMG! The BEST muffins I ever made. Seriously! The only change I made is using yogurt instead of sour cream ( really no difference) and coconut extract, only because I had no rum extract. Wouldn’t change anything else. Thanks for posting a very very delicious muffin. YUM!????
Aug 12, 2019
lindaaiello, I think you could just leave out the coconut, but if you want to sub something, try oatmeal, or some dried fruit, cut small.