Monday, September 5, 2011

Pineapple Zucchini Muffins (and my very first giveaway)

I love muffins. I bake a big batch and then store them in the freezer. This is great portion control for me. If they are in the freezer, I won't eat the whole batch in 24 hours. Instead, I enjoy at my leisure for breakfast or a snack with my coffee.

Most of my muffin recipes call for vegetable oil, but when Tropical Traditions sent me a jar of certified organic coconut oil to review, my wheels started turning. At the same time that I received the oil, I had more zucchini than I knew what to do with, so I baked up a batch of these Pineapple Zucchini muffins and used the coconut oil in place of the vegetable oil. The result was delicious. They have a subtle coconut taste and they smell so coconut-y. I am really enjoying snack time.

I enjoyed these muffins so much, that I am very excited to try the coconut oil in other recipes. The possibilities must be endless. I plan on perusing the Tropical Traditions coconut recipes on their blog for more ideas.

Pineapple Zucchini Muffins
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1 (10 oz) can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, optional
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix together the eggs, coconut oil, sugar, and vanilla. Stir in the zucchini and pineapple.

Mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Add to the zucchini mixture and stir until combined. Stir in the walnuts.

Pour into a greased muffin pan. This batter makes 24 muffins.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until golden and a toothpick comes out clean.

Print recipe for Pineapple Zucchini Muffins
.

Welcome to my VERY FIRST Giveaway!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATULATIONS TO BETH!

Giveaway Details:
One quart jar of organic coconut oil will be given away to one lucky winner.

You have up to three chances to enter to win the coconut oil:

1. Subscribe to Tropical Traditions’ email Sales Newsletter, then come back and leave a comment telling me you subscribed. Twice a week you will receive the Sales Newsletters that feature weekly sales discounts, FREE product specials, FREE recipes, and much more.

2. Like Tropical Traditions on Facebook and then come back and leave a comment telling me so.

3. Follow @troptraditions on Twitter and then come back and leave a comment telling me so.

This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only.

I’ll randomly choose a winner at 6:30 am EST on Monday, September 12. Please use a valid email when commenting, so that I may contact you if you win.

Good Luck!

Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.

Thanks for reading. If you would like to receive FREE updates of FBS, there are four ways to do so:

22 comments:

  1. I subscribe to Tropical Traditions newsletter and would love to win the coconut oil.

    Alana

    dewittab@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. I subscribed to Tropical Traditions newsletter.

    Andrea D.
    short74717@msn.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. I liked Tropical Traditions on fb and would love the coconut oil. Thank you


    Susuof2@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  4. I now Follow @troptraditions on Twitter

    ReplyDelete
  5. I'm subscribed to TT's newsletter
    rollerbeth at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  6. I Like TT on FB
    rollerbeth at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  7. I subscribed to the Tropical Traditions email sales newsletter.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  8. subscribed to TT newsletter
    atlmuzikfanzinc at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  9. Like Tropical Traditions on Facebook-Sable S
    atlmuzikfanzinc at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  10. . Follow @troptraditions on Twitter-@atlmuzikfanzinc
    atlmuzikfanzinc at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  11. Subscribed to Tropical Traditions e-mail updates and newsletter. I always need a way to use up zucchini and who doesn't love muffins?!

    Holly
    Hollymmead@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  12. I liked Tropical Traditions of Facebook.

    Holly
    Hollymmead@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  13. I have subscribed to Tropical Traditions via email.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I "liked" Tropical Traditions on Facebook.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I am following Tropical Traditions via Twitter.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I love, love, love zucchini muffins I wish i had one right now, but I do have the recipe, so when I get the oil I can bake me some. I do follow and like Tropical Traditions on Facebook but I am afraid I do not tweet. I hope that is ok. I am signing up for the newsletter. when I am done here. Live, Love, Laugh and Be Well.

    ReplyDelete
  17. I liked Tropical Traditions on fb. thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I subscribe to Tropical Traditions' newsletter. Thank you so much for offering such a great giveaway! :)

    clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  19. I "like" Tropical Traditions on Facebook - Cindy A.

    clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  20. I follow Tropical Traditions on Twitter via @normawatson

    clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  21. I subscribe to Tropical Traditions newsletter
    galyettina at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  22. Like Tropical Traditions on Facebook (gala ya)
    galyettina at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete