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These cupcakes will have a richer flavor if you toast the nuts before baking. Spread them in a single layer in a jelly-roll pan, and bake at 350° for 5 to 8 minutes. Check frequently, because they burn easily.

Recipe by Coastal Living March 2012

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Levi Brown

Recipe Summary

prep:
28 mins
bake:
20 mins
cool:
20 mins
total:
1 hr 8 mins
Yield:
Makes 1 dozen
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper baking cups.

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  • Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring well. Whisk eggs with butter and orange zest in a separate large bowl. Stir in pineapple and bananas. Add egg mixture to flour mixture, stirring until well blended.

  • Pour batter evenly into prepared cups. Bake 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cupcakes comes out clean. Cool in pans 5 minutes, and then place on wire rack to cool completely.

  • Spread Cream Cheese Frosting over cupcakes. Sprinkle evenly with coconut flakes.

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