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Pineapple Crunch Muffins

by Milisa on February 22, 2011

Pineapple Crunch Muffins make a great breakfast or perfect for an after-school snack.  

pineapple crunch muffins from Miss in the Kitchen

These little gems have a wonderful crunchy topping with a moist and delicious muffin underneath. Even those like Elaine from Seinfeld would love this whole muffin not just the top!  The crunchy top is made with Panko bread crumbs, which seems to be my new favorite pantry staple.  My kids tease me for using it so much, but they never complain about the outcome.  These were a bright spot on a cold, dreary day as I impatiently wait on Spring to get here.  When the temperature was nearly 60 degrees last week I was feeling like maybe Spring was getting close; however, I should’ve known better.  We woke up to zero degrees and several inches of snow to start this week off!


Pineapple Crunch Muffins


    for muffins:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple with juice
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • for crunch topping:
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl beat butter, eggs, vanilla and sugar together with an electric mixer. Stir in pineapple. Add flour and baking powder and stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. Spoon into a greased muffin tin.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine all topping ingredients until well combined. Sprinkle about a tablespoon over each muffin and press down gently with your fingertips. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until tops are lightly browned. Allow to cool for a couple minutes in the muffin tin and then move to a wire rack to cool.
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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Merlot February 22, 2011 at 11:30 am

YUMM! I love pineapple! These sound delicious!


Shelby February 22, 2011 at 4:45 pm

now this is different and I really like it!


carolinaheartstrings February 22, 2011 at 8:54 pm

This sounds like a great recipe and they look wonderful in the picture!


Cookin' Canuck February 22, 2011 at 9:01 pm

That crunchy topping is calling to me. Yum!


Lauren from Lauren's Latest February 22, 2011 at 10:03 pm

Wow! Panko in the topping?! How interesting…..


Lana @ Never Enough Thyme February 22, 2011 at 11:30 pm

These sound just delicious! Love your use of Panko for the topping. I hadn’t thought of doing that!


DessertForTwo February 23, 2011 at 8:24 am

These look delicious! And what a perfect thing for brunch when everyone is expecting blueberry or lemon poppy seed! Thanks for sharing :)


Feast on the Cheap February 23, 2011 at 9:14 pm

Making these! Have all the ingreds in my pantry…


Tracy February 24, 2011 at 4:15 am

I’ve never tried pineapple in muffins before and now I don’t know why! These look amazing!!


Amanda February 24, 2011 at 7:19 pm

These look wonderful! (tried to reply to you via SU but it said you had too many shares :( )


Milisa February 24, 2011 at 9:48 pm

Thanks Amanda, I will check that out on SU, haven’t heard that one before!


TKN March 11, 2011 at 4:05 am

I’m about to make these. Wish me luck!


Milisa March 11, 2011 at 4:10 am

Good luck! I’ve made them a couple of times and they are my favorite! Let me know what you think.


ElizabethMD March 20, 2011 at 1:11 pm

This sounds so delicious and I have a real hankering for muffins lately. I am definitely going to have to try this recipe.


Jenny January 20, 2013 at 9:32 pm

Well I just saw this recipe after reading about your lemon muffins – - I’m killing trees printing out recipes!


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