Banana, Pineapple, Coconut Muffins

Banana Nut Muffin w/Sliced Almond
These banana nut muffins happen to be my husband’s all-time favorite muffin because they’re super moist and so flavorful. The original recipe is called Banana Macadamia Muffins but I never have macadamias so I just substitute in what I have, usually pecans, but sometimes walnuts.

Updated 2-18-14:  Recently when I made these muffins I put sliced almonds on them because I had some leftover from another recipe, and now it’s my new favorite way to make them {top photo}.  The texture of a sliced nut instead of a chopped one {pecan, bottom photo} seems to make all the difference in the world, and the slight sweetness of the almond perfectly finishes off the blended flavors of the banana, pineapple, and coconut.

Banana Nut Muffins

Banana Nut Muffins

Yield: about 24 muffins

Banana Nut Muffins


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 cups nuts, chopped {or sliced almonds}


  1. In a large bowl (or stand mixer), combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Mix together.
  2. Add in the eggs, oil, and vanilla extract and stir just until combined.
  3. Fold in the bananas, coconut, and pineapple.
  4. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Sprinkle nuts on top.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  6. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.

Recipe source: Taste of Home Quick Cooking Annual Recipes


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6 Responses to Banana, Pineapple, Coconut Muffins

  1. Leilani January 3, 2014 at 10:25 am #

    Bananas, pineapple, coconut…these should be called Hawaiian muffins. 🙂 Yum!

    • Lori January 4, 2014 at 5:47 pm #

      It’s funny that you mentioned that, Leilani. I’ve always thought I should rename them Tropical Muffins. Maybe I’ll start calling them that.

  2. Erin {Delightful E Made} January 3, 2014 at 2:27 pm #

    Hi There! Stopping by from Pin It Thursday and wanted to come check out these yummy looking muffins. Have pinned! Would be perfect on a cold morning with a cup of coffee. 🙂

    • Lori January 4, 2014 at 5:46 pm #

      Hi there, Erin. Thanks for stopping by. These would be great on a cold morning. Or according to my hubby, they are great anytime! 🙂

  3. Kayla January 7, 2014 at 12:43 pm #

    These look delicious. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Sharing Monday!

  4. Winnie January 8, 2014 at 10:51 am #

    Wonderful combination of flavors, and I’d love to try this recipe
    They also look GOOD !!

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