Get two new free healthy recipes each week. Sign Up

Piña Colada Muffin for One

That’s it! I’ve had it!

If the temperature drops one more degree, I am moving to Hawaii!

Lately, it’s been so cold, my mind spends a lot of time in Hawaii. Warm beaches, hula skirts, eating so much pineapple you get sick

vegan coconut cupcake

And Hawaiian Single Lady Cupcakes.

Topped with coconut butter, of course.

vegan coconut cupcake 2

Yesterday, I made a special muffin for my favorite piña-colada-loving lady. (I didn’t join her for this one. As much as I love coconut, I’m strangely not overly-enthusiastic about the coconut-pineapple combination. Go figure.)

Vegan Piña Colada Muffin
(makes a single muffin/cupcake)

  • 3T flour (30g) (I used spelt flour)
  • heaping 1/16th tsp salt
  • 1T virgin coconut oil
  • 1T plus 1 tsp pineapple juice’
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 T chopped pineapple
  • Sweetener (I hate giving specific amounts, since tastebuds are so different. For normal tastebuds, 1 to 1 and 1/2 T of sugar should be about right. If you use liquid sweetener, cut back a tiny bit on the other liquid. You can also use stevia.)
  • Toppings of choice, such as Artisana coconut butter and shredded coconut

Directions: Preheat the oven to 330 degrees. Mix the ingredients and pour into an oiled (or sprayed) muffin pan. Smooth top of batter. Cook for 12-15ish minutes. (Or, you can use Heather’s microwave version.)



Question of the Day:

Is it cold where you are?

If not, can I move in with you? I promise you won’t even notice I’m there… although you *might* notice all your chocolate mysteriously disappears!
P.S. Above is a scrapbook page I made of last year’s post.

No ratings yet.

Rate this recipe

Published on January 13, 2011

Meet Katie

Chocolate Covered Katie is one of the top 25 food websites in America, and Katie has been 
featured on The 
Today Show, CNN, 
Fox, The 
Huffington Post, and 
ABC's 5 O’Clock News. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating dessert every single day!

Learn more about Katie

Get Free Recipes

Don’t Miss Out On The NEW Free Healthy Recipes

Sign up below to receive exclusive & always free healthy recipes right in your inbox:

Chocolate Covered Katie The Healthy Dessert Blog Recipes

Popular Right Now

Reader Interactions


Leave a comment or reviewLeave a rating
  1. Albizia says

    Coconut… *starts daydreaming* You totally won my heart with this one! 🙂

    Yes, it’s cold. And muddy. And foggy. But I can offer you a chocolate dessert 😛

  2. Jenny says

    so I just got a cupcake maker for my birthday (eep!) and my first thought was: I’m definitely going to use this to make Katie’s single lady cupcake 🙂 yayy!

  3. Emma says

    Those muffins look beautiful!
    It is soooo cold where I am from…ontario. It was -15c (or 5 f) when I left for school this morning! Burr! I’m going to have to make a muffin to warm up haha.

  4. Jennifer JCD says

    Gorgeous cupcake!!! Pineapple coconut is one of the best flavour combinations. Especially the coconut icing. Can I move in with you? It would be a tropical holiday for me, really.

    Right now it is a ‘balmy’ -25C/-13F (but feels like -34C/-30F) outside. Yesterday was worse, at -27C/-17F all day plus the wind chill. Brrrr… At least it doesn’t feel like -58C/-72F like it did three years ago, that was REALLY cold. (And yes, we all went to school and work that day, just like a normal day; there’s no such thing as a ‘snow day’ here.)

  5. Katie says

    and the song just came in my head, If you like pina coladas..getting caught in the rain, lol! Love it! This looks so yummy !

    I really really need to make your pizzert stat! It is on my to do or die list, yes I have a to do or die list, nice huh ; )

  6. Rach says

    Ick! It IS cold where I am right now, but it’s supposed to warm up this weekend! I’m ready to move somewhere that’s 75 year round… where is this magical place?

  7. Stephanie says

    Coco-pineapple is probably my FAVORITE flavor combination! These look right up my alley!

    And YES…it’s FREEEEZING here. My sister lives in Hawaii, though and is currently experiencing some torrential downpours so I can’t say I’d want to be where she is either…..for today at least! 🙂

  8. Melissa says


    I just tried the new coconut choco Luna and whooooo boy.
    It kicked me in the mouth with deliciousness!

    It sort of reminds me of my old favorite Girl Scout cookie – the Samoa (caramel/coconut/chocolate – I guess other regions call them other names). Luna got rid of my old fav (peppermint stick) and I was all 🙁 but then I tried this one and now I’m like :D!

    • Melissa says

      Oh, and I’m in MN. So, yeah.
      My APT is warm, though, and I’ve got two cats who like to lap surf so you could be cozy inside! I’ll make you tea. I just got a coconut chocolate herbal one from the Republic of Tea (so good!)… are you seeing a theme, here. Hah.

      • Melissa says

        Oh! I double checked and the website still shows P-mint. Maybe my WFM just stopped carrying them, I assumed they were disco’d. I should shake the grocery team and demand they bring them back! Or special order a case. 😉 Sorry for the false alarm!

  9. Gen says

    Yummy! that looks good!!!!!
    I’m in Brazil!!!!! Its 95 degrees here. Wanna visit? You can have all the chocolate you want, and all I ask for is single lady cupcakes and cookies every day. =D

  10. Disturbed says

    It is freezing here, and snow is everywhere. My public school back home is out all week, but because I am at a private school we have been in school all week-well were out on Monday, and back home they got an inch less snow. Thankfully, they are giving us a free jeans day to make up for this, so one day without dress code.
    But seriously, I have been making chocolate-almond oatmeal every morning to try and get my body in motion to just get out the door and face the cold-and wind.

  11. VEGirl says

    That first photo took my breath away, the one with the flowers. It is SOOO pretty! Your photographs are becoming so beautiful! It’s has been pretty cold here, but the temperatures are beginning to rise so all our snow is icing and slushing sporadically. not pretty… it’s supposed to rain all week 🙁

  12. Emily Elizabeth @ Kisses for Breakfast says

    I love your photograph of the muffins! Gorgeous and very inspiring. I just might have to go to a crafts store and get a whole bunch of brightly colored silk flowers that I can toss in the background to brighten things up. I know what you mean about not wanting to list the amount of sweetner. It is such a personal thing. Just like adding salt and pepper to a soup. I typically like things way less sweet than most people so it’s hard for me to say how much would be the norm. 🙂

    I like the blue. It’s very sweet which matches you perfectly!

  13. [email protected] of Sugar Free says

    I’m not a huge coconut -pineapple fab, but I love pina coladas!! But I never buy any pineapple….so I make my “pina coladas” with coconut and banana-so much better!!! Know whats even better? Coconut+banana+chocolate=duh!!! Its my fav oatmeal combo!

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      Mmmmmmmmm reminds me of the banana butter I just made: coconut butter and banana blended together. So freakin good :). (I’m posting ’bout it soon, but my first batch disappeared before I could even get a photo. Oops!)

Leave A Reply

Get Free Recipes

Don’t Miss Out On The NEW Free Healthy Recipes

Sign up below to receive exclusive & always free healthy recipes right in your inbox:

Chocolate Covered Katie The Healthy Dessert Blog Recipes