Banana Pina-Colada Muffins

Winter is not leaving anytime soon. I normally don’t mind this season but this winter is not getting any better.

I am ready for a break.

The snow is pretty but I hate when it gets slushy and murky.

Cold weather itself isn’t horrible, but I would like the –4 degree wind chills to be gone.

Basically, I need a little warmth and there’s only so much hot tea I can drink.

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Thankfully, I had some bananas waiting on the counter, just for this reason!

If I can’t get to the tropics this winter, I’m going to bring them to me.

Banana Pina-Colada Muffins – Vegan!

  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup crushed pineapple
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil (I used Tropical Traditions)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut (I used unsweetened, but either type would be fine)

Streusel Topping:

  • 1 Tbsp whole wheat flour
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Earth Balance
  • 2 Tbsp coconut
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In large bowl, mash bananas.
  3. Stir pineapple, coconut oil, and vanilla into bananas.
  4. Add brown sugar to banana mixture.
  5. Mix in dry ingredients (flour through coconut) until just combined.
  6. Fill muffin tin 3/4 full.
  7. In small bowl, mix together streusel topping and sprinkle streusel on top of muffins.
  8. Bake 25-27 minutes or until golden on top and toothpick comes out clean.

I knew these would be good as soon as I smelled the bananas with the pineapple and coconut oil.

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And I’m not sure about you, but I’m a sucker for a streusel muffin. I don’t know what it is about that crumbly, buttery topping, but it’s addicting in the best way.

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If you can’t make it to an island this winter or have no plans to lay on a beach until June, you probably need these, too.

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It may still be winter outside, but your kitchen will smell like summer.

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18 Responses to “Banana Pina-Colada Muffins”

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    Jessica @ How Sweet — January 18, 2011 at 8:09 am

    Can’t ever go wrong with a muffin having pina colada in the name! These look delicious.

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    CaSaundra — January 18, 2011 at 8:09 am

    A tropical kitchen escape–sounds like a good plan to me! :-)

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    Sarah — January 18, 2011 at 8:43 am

    Looks like I need to find myself some coconut oil…

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    Evan Thomas — January 18, 2011 at 9:10 am

    These sound delicious. I would love to close my eyes and pretend it’s not snowing lots and lots as I eat the tropical flavors.

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    Stephanie @cookinfanatic — January 18, 2011 at 9:23 am

    These sound great and I normally am not a muffin lover! Love the combo of bananas and coconut and coconut oil (add all 3 to my oats each morning!), one of my favorites for sure. Can’t wait to give these a whirl :)

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    Amanda — January 18, 2011 at 9:33 am

    I love this! And I totally need one of these right now.

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    withasideofhope — January 18, 2011 at 9:49 am

    Pina Colada muffins?! I need to try these now! They look fantastic!

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    akparis — January 18, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    omgggggggggggggg. omgggggggg. GOOOOOOOOOOOOOsh.

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    lowandbhold — January 18, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Ummm. YUM!

    I’m ready for winter to be over too! Ours has actually been pretty mild, but I still don’t care for winter.

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    A Tablespoon of Liz — January 18, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    These look so good, I’ve heard of pina colada cupcakes before but never muffins!

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    Jess — January 18, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Look delish- hope they warmed you up!

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    Mary @ Bites and Bliss — January 18, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    These look fantastic!! Seriously, I need to work on letting bananas sit long enough to use them in baking. I even bought a whole extra bushel just for the occassion..but ended up eating them anyway. :(

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    Jes — January 18, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    I love these muffs! What a great way to beat the blahs (and fridgidness…ugh). Now to have a pina colada alongside one… ;)

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    Erica — January 18, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    I am NOT a winter gal. That is why I moved to SC ;). These muffins look amazing. Pineapple adds great moisture and flavor to muffins. And the topping looks so yummy. Great work :)

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    Maleasa — January 18, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    I want one. Can you send me one?

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    Shannon — January 19, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    how delicious, love all the flavors you’ve got going on in here, i’ll be making these when i restock my banana supply!

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