Quick, easy and delicious Pineapple and Coconut Muffins that are freezer-friendly, making them perfect for school lunchboxes, afternoon snacks, or kid’s birthday parties.

When your children get bored of sandwiches and store-bought muesli bars in their school lunchboxes, these muffins are a perfect solution! 

These Pineapple and Coconut Muffins take 5 minutes to prep, 20 minutes to cook, and can easily be made in bulk and frozen for up to 3 months! I store my extra Pineapple and Coconut Muffins in a good quality airtight container, and pop them into the freezer on the same day I bake them. This means that when they defrost they are as fresh as the day they were baked.

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  • Author: Katrina
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x


  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups plain flour, sifted
  • 2 tsp baking powder, sifted
  • 3/4 cups caster sugar
  • 3/4 cups desiccated coconut
  • 1 1/2 cups crushed pineapple, drained
  • coconut flakes, for sprinkling, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 180C, fan forced
  2. Lightly grease 12-hole muffin tray or line with paper patty cases
  3. In a large bowl, whisk oil, eggs, sour cream and vanilla
  4. Add flour, baking powder, sugar and coconut, mix to combine
  5. Gently fold through pineapple
  6. Spoon mixture evenly into muffin cases
  7. Optional – sprinkle with coconut flakes
  8. Bake muffins in oven for 18-20 minutes or until golden and cooked through
  9. Rest in tray for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to completely cool
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins

I like to make lots of freezer-friendly snacks for my children’s lunchboxes because in addition to giving my kids a yummy variety of food, it also means my mornings run a lot smoother! Creating school lunches in my house is now a matter of grabbing a few frozen pre-baked goodies from the freezer, and placing them in the kid’s lunch bags. Done. The food is perfectly defrosted by lunchtime, and the kids love the variety of different food each day. Check out my Lunch Box Recipe Cookbook for over 50 of my favourite freezable lunch box recipes.

My Lunchbox Recipe Cookbook

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