Monday, January 10, 2011

Pina Colada Breakfast Cupcakes

Just in case you missed MaMa's guest post over at Kuzak's Closet, here's what she made for the special occasion.

Wishing you were somewhere tropical right about now, but a reality check reminds you that you've got a New Year's Resolution to stick to?

Pina Colada Breakfast Cupcakes:

1 1/2 c Joseph's Grainery Soft White Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp sea salt
2 eggs
1/2 c mashed banana
1/2 c oil
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 c walnuts, coarsely chopped
1/2 c canned crushed pineapple, undrained
1/2 c shredded coconut

For the Cream Cheese Frosting (optional...obviously healthier if you left if off):
4 oz cream cheese
4 Tbsp butter
1 1/2 c powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1-3 Tbsp Milk (depending on desired consistency)

Directions:  Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.  Prepare a muffin tin by greasing it or lining with paper cups. In the bowl of your mixer, stir together the dry ingredients.

In a small bowl, mash together the egg and banana, then add the oil and the vanilla the combine.  Pour this wet mixture over the dry ingredients.

Add the walnuts, pineapple and coconut and stir until the flour is just moistened.

Fill the muffin tin cups about two-thirds full.  We like to use a 1/4 or 1/3 cup measure to help keep things tidy.

Bake for 20 minutes, until golden brown and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

You can enjoy them as-is, for a wonderfully healthy start to your day...

...or, if you're like me and have an insatiable sweet tooth, and you aren't too strict about that New Year's Resolution, go ahead and soften the cream cheese and butter and then mix together with the powdered sugar, vanilla and milk until it's nice and smooth, then frost your breakfast cupcakes.  :)  You can even sprinkle a little shredded coconut on top.


  1. Great recipe...I love cupcakes...and for breakfast, you can't go wrong:)

  2. These look YUMMY!!! I'd love for you to come link up to my new linky party Tute {Yourself} Tuesday!

  3. My daughter was just asking if I knew of a Pina Colada cake, now I can serve hr these. Found you at At Home with Haley's link party.

  4. Those sound magnificent! I love pina colada!

  5. Those look SOOO delicious, just my kind of dessert!! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  6. Pina Colada is the cocktail I drink all summer. I will try these so I will have the taste of Pina Colada also during winter.

  7. They look great, gotta love those flavors:@)

  8. Breakfast cupcakes? Sounds fabulous!

  9. Those looks pretty healthy and moist enough to leave off the icing if needed!
    Great recipe... thanks.

  10. Your Pina Colada Breakfast Cupcakes look so good. I would love to have one. I would like to invite you to bring a dish to my Full Plate Thursday. Thank you for sharing and you have a great week end!

  11. They looked delicious and I bet they were really moist.

  12. Oh My! These look divine! Gotta try them soon!

    I'm having the very first GIVEAWAY on my blog. Please stop by to submit an entry. Good luck.

  13. you have got to be kidding me!

    these look sinful. seriously!

    i own a b&b, so i'm always looking for great new ideas. i'm adding these to my menu asap!

  14. mmm these look as delectable as they sound! Thank you for linking up to Katie's Cucina; I featured you today!

  15. *sings* "If you like pina coladas..." These look so good! Thanks for linking up on Recipes I Can't Wait to Try!

  16. Wow! You guys have the best recipes! Thanks for linking up last week to Favorite Things Friday @ The Speckled Dog. Hope you'll come back this week!

  17. I am instantly smitten with these cupcakes just from the title! That icing looks delicious. Can't wait to try them out!!


  18. Hello! I just wanted to stop by and congratulate you for being a January finalist at Saturday Mornings! Voting for the winner begins this Saturday, so get your crew behind you!


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