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hawaiian muffins

Recipe by
Susan Feliciano
Oak Ridge, TN

This recipe is a doctored-up combination of two different muffin recipes I found in my 1976 Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook, along with some of my own muffin preferences added in. The combination of orange and pineapple is really good.

yield 12 muffins
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For hawaiian muffins

  • 1 c
    all purpose flour
  • 3/4 c
    whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/2 c
    flaked coconut
  • 2 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp
  • 1
    egg, well-beaten
  • 1/3 c
    cooking oil
  • 3/4 c
    orange juice
  • 1 tsp
    orange zest *or* 1/2 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1
    8-ounce can crushed pineapple, well-drained, reserve juice
  • 3 oz
    cream cheese

How To Make hawaiian muffins

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease 12-cup muffin tin or line with paper liners. In a large mixing bowl, stir together flours, brown sugar, coconut, baking powder and salt.
  • 2
    In a medium bowl, beat together egg, oil, orange juice, orange zest or extract, and drained crushed pineapple. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Do not beat too much, stir just until combined. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full.
  • 3
    Bake muffins about 20-25 minutes. Cool in pan for 3 minutes, then remove to rack.
  • 4
    Beat softened cream cheese until fluffy, and stir in a tablespoon of the reserved pineapple juice. Use as a spread for the warm muffins.