We recently going to Hawaii for the first time, I fell in love with it! It is amazing! The scenery – wow. Mountains, rivers, waterfalls, the coast line, snorkeling, the warm wind. All of it was just lovely. Since coming back home I wanted to try and bring some of the flavors home.

They are sweet but not too sweet and the pineapple and juice really adds moisture and flavor. I feel like they bring back a little bit of the flavor of Hawaii.

Aloha Muffins

Course Bread & Muffins


  • 3/4 cup softened margarine
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chopped macadamia nuts
  • 2/3 cup coconut
  • 1- 14 oz can crushed pineapple, juice and everything


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and prepare 2 muffin tins with muffin liners.
  • Cream the margarine and sugar. Add in eggs and beat well.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir in flour mixture into creamed mixture.
  • Gently stir in pineapple and macadamia nuts.
  • Scoop muffin mix into prepared pans.
  • Bake for 12 - 15 minutes or until the edges are browned.