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Honey-Glazed Pineapple Coconut Bran Muffins
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
18 mins
Total Time
38 mins

These high-domed Pineapple Coconut Bran Muffins are not your ordinary bran muffin. They're bursting with fabulous flavor and the sweet honey-butter glaze keeps them nice and moist!

Course: Breakfast, Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Coconut Pineapple Bran Muffins
Servings: 12
Calories: 313 kcal
Author: Chris Scheuer
For the muffins
  • ½ cup mild-flavored oil sunflower, grapeseed, canola, corn, vegetable, or avocado oils will all work
  • 1 8- ounce can crushed pineapple undrained
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • cups buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups wheat bran
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shredded coconut (I've used sweetened and unsweetened with good results)
For the glaze:
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon butter
For the muffins:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray 12 muffin cups with non-stick spray. Be sure to spray the top of the pan around the edges of the muffin cups also to prevent sticking.

  2. Whisk together oil, pineapple, sugar and eggs in a large bowl until well blended. Add molasses, buttermilk and vanilla. Stir to combine. Sprinkle the cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt over the stop and stir to incorporate.

  3. Add the wheat bran, whole wheat and all-purpose flours. Stir just until all of the flour mixture is incorporated (do not overmix). Add the coconut and stir to combine. Spoon batter into prepared muffin tins, filling to the top.

  4. Bake for 14-18 minutes until firm to touch and a tester comes out clean. Allow to sit in muffin tin for 5 minutes, then remove to a cool rack.

For the glaze:
  1. Combine melted butter and honey in a small bowl. Stir well to combine. Brush mixture over the top surface of warm muffins

Recipe Notes

For more detailed instructions and lots of tips to ensure success, check out the Café Tips above in the post.

The honey-butter glaze is enough to brush the tops of the muffins. If you prefer to glaze the muffins on the sides as well, double the proportions and brush the glaze all over each muffin.

Adapted from: Red Cottage Chronicles

Nutrition Facts
Honey-Glazed Pineapple Coconut Bran Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 313 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 46mg15%
Sodium 264mg11%
Potassium 410mg12%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 143IU3%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.