Tropical Muffins

These muffins are delicious! If you are looking for a new and unique muffin recipe this is fantastic. The muffins are so moist you don’t need to add anything to them. One bite and this muffin will take you back to that sunny, breezy island you once went to for vacation. Enjoy!

Recipe Review:


  • Steps: 4
    • Rating: Easy
  • Involvement
    • 20 min. prep
    • Rating: Easy
  • Ingredients & availability
    • 12 ingredients
    • All ingredients you can easily find at any grocery store
    • Rating: Easy

Equipment Required:

  • Muffin pan
  • Muffin cups (optional)
  • Stand mixer or mixing bowl with hand mixer
  • Can opener
  • Spoon
  • Measuring spoons/cups

The Recipe

Time: 20 min. prep + 22 – 25 min baking = 45 min.

Servings: 12

Calories/serving: ~ 225

I got this recipe from Taste of Home.


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup sour cream (I used plain Greek yogurt)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons rum extract (you could use vanilla extract instead)
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (227 ml) 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.
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; stir into the creamed mixture just until moistened.
  3. Fold in the pineapple, coconut and pecans.
  4. Fill 12 greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 375F for 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.

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