Now that it is beginning to cool off, I love to eat a warm breakfast. Here is a new pineapple muffin recipe you may enjoy trying for breakfast or even snack time. These pineapple upside-down muffins are packed with wholesome ingredients–vegetables, fruit and whole grains–so you can feel good about serving them to your family!
Pineapple Upside-Down Muffins- A delicious treat!
Ingredients For Pineapple Upside-Down Muffins :
2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
1 10-ounce can pineapple slices
- 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 2 tablespoons pineapple juice or orange juice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 8-ounce can crushed pineapple (not drained)
- 1 cup grated carrot (1 large)
- 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
- 3/4 cup raisins,
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
How To Make Pineapple Muffins:
Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat 12 muffin cups with cooking spray.
To prepare topping:
Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar into each muffin cup. Sprinkle nuts, if using, over the sugar. Stack pineapple slices and cut into 6 wedges. Place 2 wedges in each muffin cup.
To prepare muffins:
First, whisk whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl. In a separate medium bowl, whisk eggs and brown sugar until smooth. Then, whisk in oil, juice and vanilla. Stir in crushed pineapple. Make a well in the dry ingredients; add the wet ingredients and stir with a rubber spatula until just combined. Stir in carrot, oats, raisins and nuts, if using. Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin cups (they’ll be quite full).
Bake the muffins until the tops are golden brown and firm to the touch, 15 to 25 minutes. Immediately loosen edges and turn muffins out onto a baking sheet. Restore any stray pineapple pieces and nuts. Let Pineapple Upside-Down Muffins cool for at least 10 minutes. Serve upside-down, either warm or at room temperature.
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I love that these pineapple muffins are packed with wholesome ingredients like vegetables, fruits, nuts, and whole grains. Plus, they taste like pineapple upside down cake cooked in muffin tins, which they pretty much are. And well, it is always nice you when you can have a healthier treat!
Do you think you will try these pineapple upside-down muffins?