Banana and Rum Muffins

    35 minutes

    These yummy banana and rum muffins always remind me of the Caribbean maybe it is the pineapple and coconut?

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    Serves: 12 

    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 125g butter
    • 1 cup (155g) brown sugar
    • 2 large eggs
    • 3 medium bananas
    • 1 tablespoon rum essence
    • 1 cup desiccated coconut
    • 1/2 cup diced dried pineapple

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Prepare 12 muffin cups with muffin cases.
    2. Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and salt into a bowl; set aside.
    3. In a large bowl cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition then beat in the bananas and rum essence.
    4. Stir in the flour mixture. Fold in the grated coconut and pineapple mixing just enough to evenly distribute.
    5. Evenly divide the batter among the prepared muffin cups.
    6. Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean; 20 to 25 minutes.

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    These muffins were very good! I left the rum extract out by mistake, and used 3/4 cup fresh pineapple, instead of dried. I'll use more next time! Also, the reviewer that pointed this out was right - the recipe makes 18 muffins, not 12 (we definitely didn't mind!).  -  26 Jan 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was a great and easy recipe. Instead of muffins, I made a cake in a 13x9 pan. Silly me, I forgot the baking soda, and the cake still turned out and was delicious. Granted, it was a bit more dense than cake, more like bread or pound cake consistency, but it still received rave reviews. It was moist and flavorful. I made a crumble for the top out of butter, mixed spices, oats, shredded coconut, and brown sugar. It complimented the cake really well and added a nice, contrasting texture. I find it difficult to find good recipes with true carribean flavors, but this one is excellent.  -  07 Sep 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    TO correct the typo in the recipe, I used 1 tsp. of vanilla instead of the 1 tbsp. of rum as was instructed. I added more pineapple and coconut also.  -  13 Mar 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)