Monday, July 6, 2009

Whole Wheat Pineapple Muffins

I came up with this muffin recipe as a way to use up leftover crushed pineapple. I'd been making this recipe fairly often, but it only uses about 2/3 of a 15 oz can. So, then I had to figure out what to do with the leftover. I've found that making muffins is a good way to use up some fruit leftovers.

Whole Wheat Pineapple Muffins
(printable recipe)

  • 1 Cup crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 1/2 C whole wheat flour
  • 1 C all-purpose unbleached flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt (optional)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 C pineapple juice, reserved from draining pineapple
  • 3/4 C milk
  • 1/4 C canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 Cup brown sugar
  1. Drain pineapple, reserve 1/4 cup juice.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°.
  3. In a medium size bowl, combine flours, baking powder, salt, spices.
  4. In small bowl whisk milk, oil, egg, brown sugar and pineapple juice together.
  5. Combine dry and wet ingredients.
  6. Fold in drained pineapple
  7. Grease muffin tins. Fill tins 2/3 full (~1/4 cup each).
  8. Place muffin tin in oven. Raise oven temperature to 400°. (Here's why.) Bake 20 minutes.
  9. Turn out of tins immediately onto clean dishtowel. Cool upside down.
Makes 12 muffins.
These freeze well.
I think these could be really good with coconut added, but hubby doesn't like coconut so I've never made them that way.
The general muffin recipe found in the Tightwad Gazette is very helpful in creating your own muffin recipe, like this one.

Find more great recipes at:
Tasty Tuesday @BalancingBeautyandBedlam
Tempt My Tummy @ BlessedwithGrace.


Lisa said...

Thanks for sharing. We love muffins!

The Desperate Cook said...

Those muffins look great. My Hubs made me pineapple muffins a couple of days ago. I think we will try this recipe also.

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Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

This looks great! I love pineapple. Thanks for sharing your recipe and joining us for the TMTT anniversary today.

Jerralea said...

Thanks for sharing this with us. I often wonder what to do with leftover pineapple.

Brenda said...

Looks good, pineapple adds such a nice bite to muffins

Snow White said...

we just made a pineapple muffin to which I added shredded carrots -- yummy!


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