Like a ray of tropical sunshine in the morning, combining the taste of banana, coconut, and pineapple with just a hint of nutmeg.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. stir in oats, and cook 1 minute. Cover, and remove from heat; allow to cool.

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease and flour a muffin pan, or use paper liners.

  • In a large bowl, combine flour, bran, sugar, baking powder, and nutmeg. Make a well in the center, and add mashed banana, cooked and cooled oatmeal, egg, pineapple, coconut milk, and coconut extract. Mix until smooth. Scoop into 12 muffin cups.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown, and tops spring back when lightly tapped.

Nutrition Facts

157.7 calories; 3.3 g protein; 26.6 g carbohydrates; 15.5 mg cholesterol; 129 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2003
These muffins are great! I modified them by doing half wheat half white flour and adding a dash of cinnamon. I also used three bananas and most of a 20 oz can of pineapple because the point of making this recipe was to use them up. One modification I highly recommend is using the drained off pineapple juice for cooking the oatmeal it adds natural sweetness and gives it a kick. The muffins needed to cook for longer than indicated closer to 35 or 40 minutes. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/11/2012
I realized after I'd mixed these that there's no fat (butter or oil) in them. I'm assuming the coconut milk is the sub for that. I did use authentic canned coconut milk. These muffins completely stuck to the paper liners and had a weird texture. I didn't like the smell or taste either. They did not taste like pineapple coconut or banana. I won't make these again. Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2003
These muffins are great! I modified them by doing half wheat half white flour and adding a dash of cinnamon. I also used three bananas and most of a 20 oz can of pineapple because the point of making this recipe was to use them up. One modification I highly recommend is using the drained off pineapple juice for cooking the oatmeal it adds natural sweetness and gives it a kick. The muffins needed to cook for longer than indicated closer to 35 or 40 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/11/2012
I realized after I'd mixed these that there's no fat (butter or oil) in them. I'm assuming the coconut milk is the sub for that. I did use authentic canned coconut milk. These muffins completely stuck to the paper liners and had a weird texture. I didn't like the smell or taste either. They did not taste like pineapple coconut or banana. I won't make these again. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/20/2007
I made this recipe exactly how it was published and it smelled and tasted a little strange. I don't think the pineapple mixed well with the other parts. Other than that they were ok Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/01/2007
I played with this recipe a bit to suit me but they came out tasting pretty decent. I used skim milk instead of coconut and upped the extract to a full teaspoon to try to balance that I used upwards of 1/2 teaspoon I'd say of fresh grated nutmeg used about 12 ounces of pineapple and used brown sugar instead of white because I just like brown sugar. My muffins looked gorgeous in the oven but then fell flat once I pulled them out. They were browned on top but kind of raw on the inside too. I don't know if that will fix itself overnight but the flavor isn't bad. It's a bunch of mild flavors coming at you but they don't all hit you at once...they're nice. I think I'll like them more if they firm up and aren't so soggy. Dates would be AMAZING in here. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/09/2010
This is one of those recipes that sounded so good but was a disappointment. They turned out very mushy inside even with extra cooking time added on. The flavors were too mild. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/28/2011
This recipe is good - I used applesauce instead of pineapple and added shredded coconut. Lovely tropical flavour with a chewy exterior and soft fluffy inside. My girls loved them with butter! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2005
We loved these! I used whole wheat pastry flour and turbinado sugar instead. The second time I made it I added dark sweet cherries and it was even better. I had to use vanilla extract so I added some unsweetened coconut flakes too. I'm sure I'll make these again. Since these don't rise much just fill the batter all the way to the top for a perfect muffin. I also took the suggestion of cooking the oatmeal in pineapple juice. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/19/2003
Moist but totally bland Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2002
Good flavor after spreading some pineapple cream cheese on top. Stuck to the liners and did not rise. I also added in a little coconut. Read More
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