For me, 90 degree weather is no deterrent to turning on the oven – especially when it means ultimately enjoying and sharing a tasty treat. I picked up a pineapple from the store and had a hankering for muffins, so I decided to try something new and make pineapple muffins. The recipe made 21 muffins – 12 of them were plain pineapple, 9 of them I made with chocolate chips (couldn’t resist!).
Pineapple (Chocolate Chip) Muffins
- 1 1/2 cup oats
- 2 2/3 cup flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 1/2 cup milk (I used 1/2 cup of skim and 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk)
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 2 slices pineapple, diced into tiny pieces
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips, optional
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. In a bowl combine the oats, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl mix the eggs, milk, and applesauce. Pour the wet ingredients into the oat and flour mixture and stir until just combined. Add in the pineapple pieces and chocolate chips, mix together. If you don’t like chocolate chips, you can skip that step and bake the muffins as is. Spray muffin tins with cooking spray (or use cupcake liners) and use an ice cream scoop or large spoon to fill the tins 2/3 of the way full with the muffin batter. Bake at 400 degrees F for 16-18 minutes. Makes 21 muffins.
Pineapple (Chocolate Chip) Muffins: Tara Tested, Tara and Family approved! I had never baked with pineapple before trying these muffins and wasn’t sure how it would work out, but these are tasty! I used less sugar than normal, assuming that the juice from the pineapple would make up for it and also used applesauce instead of butter or oil. The only time I’ve had pineapple and chocolate together has been in Edible Arrangements (chocolate dipped pineapple), so I thought I would try the combination here. The chocolate chips stole the show with the pineapple flavor appearing subtly in the background. The nutrition information below is for a batch of 21 muffins, if all of them were made with pineapple AND chocolate chips. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information: 1 muffin – Calories: 146 kcal Total fat: 3 g Saturated fat: 1 g Sodium: 563 mg Carbohydrate: 27 g Dietary fiber: 1 g Sugar: 11 g Protein: 3 g