Pineapple Macadamia Nut Muffins #MuffinMonday

Tender muffins full of sweet pineapple flavor and crunchy macadamia nuts with a Polynesian feel offer a great start to your on the go breakfast.

Pineapple Macadamia Nut Muffins

Pineapple Macadamia Nut Muffins

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

My recipe of the day for Muffin Monday is pineapple macadamia nut muffins, which I admit I pieced together with bits of pineapple and juice leftover in the fridge, plus a few pantry items on hand.

I was glad it turned out that way, because playing around with using fruit juice instead of buttermilk and then adding the buttermilk powder turned out to be a very good decision, as it increased the pineapple flavor exponentially.

Plus the bit of dried pineapple in there instead of something like raisins upped the game a lot, pairing nicely with the bit of crushed pineapple I had.

I didn’t drizzle these, since after tasting, they really didn’t need it, but if I had I might have gone with some sort of brown sugar and juice reduction with a touch of rum. You can take that extra step if you like.

Pineapple Macadamia Nut Muffins

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Pineapple Macadamia Nut Muffins

Pineapple Macadamia Nut Muffins

  • Servings: 16-18
  • Difficulty: easy
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Pineapple Macadamia Nut Muffins

Yield 16-18 muffins


  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 tablespoons cooled melted butter
  • 3/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup canned crushed pineapple
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup powdered buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted macadamia nuts
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried sweetened pineapple


  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Combine eggs, melted cooled butter, pineapple juice, crushed pineapple and vanilla.
  3. Separately, mix the flour, sugar, buttermilk powder, baking powder, salt and ginger.
  4. Combine wet and dry ingredients into a batter, then fold in the macadamia nuts and dried pineapple.
  5. Divide batter among 16-18 paper liners in a large muffin tin.
  6. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted can be removed without wet batter.

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Pineapple Macadamia Nut Muffins

3 responses

  1. Like a tropical holiday in wintertime, these muffins would be a great treat. I love that you used up some leftovers in a completely new recipe, Sue. Very creative!

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