Pina Colada Muffins with Coconut Streusel

This recipe really uses rum.  Coincidentally, we have some in the house… I have heard about pina colada muffins before but I have never actually had one so this is an experimental version.  I had 2 very ripe bananas sitting on the counter and no one that was at all interested in mommy making banana bread so I had to come up with plan B – something yummy but that only takes about 10 minutes to make (much like the tried and true banana bread).


1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon rum
2 bananas (very ripe)
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup diced pineapple
1/4 cup shredded coconut


Combine oil, brown sugar, and rum in a mixing bowl.  Add bananas and eggs.  In separate bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.  Add flour mixture to the wet mixture.  Stir.  Add pineapple and coconut.

Pour batter into 12 muffin tins sprayed with cooking spray.  Top with streusel (recipe below).  Cook for about 20 to 25 minutes at 350 degrees.  Let cool for about 10 minutes and then remove from pan.


Coconut Brown Sugar Streusel:

2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 – 2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons shredded coconut

Combine ingredients with a fork until streusel is crumbly – put on top of muffins before you put the muffin pan in the oven.


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