Piña Colada Oat Muffins {vegan}

30 Oct

I used to love those fancy, frozen drinks. Packed with flavor (sugar) and booze (rail rum/tequila), those blended drinks, such as piña coladas and margaritas were my go-to at Mexican restaurants. Luckily, I have since seen the error of my ways. These drinks are loaded with sugars, fats and artificial flavorings. I no longer opt for the tall piña coladas or the brightly colored margaritas. Instead, I opt for a REAL margarita or nothing at all.

Still, those flavors are hard to resist. So in the spirit of #unprocessed, I whipped up these healthy piña colada muffins. Fresh pineapple, real coconut milk and shreds, spiced rum and actual oats make these taste like the guilt-inducing drink, but without all the bad stuff! They’re fresh, fun and just a little bit naughty, spiked with a bit of rum. Oh, and they’re vegan! And whole wheat! And low in sugar! Seriously, what could be better?

Piña Colada Oat Muffins | xtinaluvspink.wordpress.com

Piña Colada Oat Muffins
Makes 24 muffins

  • 2 C pureed pineapple (I used one fresh pineapple)
  • 1 C canned coconut milk
  • 4 tbsp spiced rum
  • 2-1/2 C old-fashioned oats
  • 2 C whole wheat flour
  • 1-1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 C brown sugar
  • 12 packets stevia (33.6 oz or 960g)
  • 2 flax eggs (2 tbsp flaxseed meal + 4 tbsp water, let stand 5 minutes)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp coconut extract

Preheat oven to 375°. Line two muffin pans with papers.

Combine pineapple puree, coconut milk and rum in a large bowl. Stir in the oats. Let sit for 1-2 hours.

Gently mix in the rest of the ingredients and stir until just combined.

Scoop into prepared muffin cups, until they’re nearly full, and bake for 15-20 minutes.

Piña Colada Oat Muffins | xtinaluvspink.wordpress.com

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4 Responses to “Piña Colada Oat Muffins {vegan}”

  1. Rachel @ Delicious Balance October 30, 2015 at 9:32 am #

    Oh yum! These sound right up my alley! I love that these have real fruit in them for sweetness!

  2. Strength and Sunshine October 30, 2015 at 1:52 pm #

    These “trips to paradise” will be very welcomed with the cold months ahead!

  3. Kristen Chang October 30, 2015 at 4:25 pm #

    Woah! I need these in my life! I love just about anything pina colada 🙂

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