Pineapple Upside-Down Muffins #Recipe and Del Monte Coupon on Facebook

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 Posted by Dina N

I love pineapple - in fruit salads, in my favorite sweet and sour pork dish, grilled, dried, and just plain. I have not baked with pineapple yet but this Pineapple Upside-Down Muffins recipe is on my fall baking list! Mmmmm, it sounds delicious.

Oh and before you start digging for your muffin pan, head over to the Del Monte Fresh Produce Facebook page and grab a $0.50 off coupon for Del Monte’s Gold® Extra Sweet Pineapple. Just click on the "Save/Holiday Coupon" tab, complete a short form, and you will be directed to the downloadable coupon. Limit one per person, while supplies last.

Go to www.fruits.com for more pineapple recipes and facts.


Pineapple Upside-Down Muffins
Created by EatingWell

Ingredients
Topping
2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
1 10-ounce can pineapple slices
Muffins
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, preferably baking raisins (see Ingredient note)
1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)

Serving Size: 12

Directions
Glistening like sticky buns, these unusual muffins are packed with wholesome ingredients--vegetables, fruit and whole grains--so you can feel good about serving them to your family. If you prefer to make simple carrot muffins for lunchboxes or breakfasts-on-the-go, omit the topping; sprinkle 2 tablespoons chopped nuts over the muffins before baking, if desired.

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: Whisk whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl.

Whisk eggs and brown sugar in a medium bowl until smooth. 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 cool for at least 10 minutes. Serve upside-down, either warm or at room temperature.

Recipe Tips & Notes
Ingredient Note: Baking raisins, moister than regular ones, ensure a better texture. To substitute regular raisins, plump them first: soak in boiling water for 10 minutes; drain well.

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8 comments:

  1. Patty Woodland said...

    They do look yummy!

  2. Margie said...

    I've never made upside-down muffins, but it is a fun idea. Thanks for the recipe.
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

  3. holdenj said...

    Looks like a fun, kind of easy recipe!

  4. BlessieNelson said...

    I really like the upside down twist you gave to this recipe!

  5. pinktaz60 said...

    Betsy Rubendall Barnes
    pinktaz60@hotmail.com

    These look so good! I am going to try them :)

  6. deanna said...

    yum!
    xo

  7. Robin O said...

    I always loved my mother's Pineapple Upside-Down Cake. These muffins are a fun variation (and much healthier)--thanks!

  8. jamie braun said...

    my gosh, these looks divine! ive never had this in muffin form! great idea!

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