Sunday, April 18, 2010

Who Lives in a Pineapple Under the Sea?

Well, I do know this answer as I work in a children's hospital!  Our department chair even has a SpongeBob tie.  However, I would not recommend living in a pineapple, especially under the sea.  But I would recommend using them in muffins!  I used pineapple in my pie but didn't use the entire can.  I bought (I think) a 20 oz. can but only used about 6-10 oz (OBVIOUSLY I didn't measure!) leaving me with a half a can of pineapple to use for something else. 

Well, I had promised my co-resident in nursery that I would bring muffins one day, so I set out to make a pineapple muffin.  These turned out perfectly if I do say so myself!  Not overly sweet but with enough sweetness from the pineapple.  I did use some sugar but you MIGHT could get away with not adding any (or a little less) if you used more pineapple and included some juice as pineapple is a sweet fruit on it's own.  The texture was so soft, especially in the center!  My co-resident really liked them and was quite grateful for the breakfast to go along with his coffee.   

Pineapple Muffins
10-14 oz. crushed pineapple, with juice 
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup canola oil 
1 egg (I think I used an egg...can't remember!) 
1 2/3 cup self rising flour (I accidentally bougth this the other day and have really loved having it!) 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  In a bowl mix together pineapple and sugar.  Add oil and egg.  Stir in flour.  Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray.  Fill each muffin holder 2/3 full.  Bake for 17-20 minutes (once again...I didn't time it...BAD, BAD baker!) or until soft but firm in center and golden but not browned.  I got 12-13 muffins.  Enjoy!


The JR said...

LOL...I get upset if I don't have self rising flour.

The muffins sound good. I bet that pineapple does make them soft and luscious!

Abby said...

These would be great for kids! C. would love it.

Cate O'Malley said...

I bet the pineapple makes them extra moist and delicious - they sound great!

Lisa said...

A simple recipe resulting in such a yummy, moist looking muffin. I'm getting the urge to make these with white chocolate and macadamia nuts. I always muck up perfection lol

Katrina said...

That is my kind of written recipe! I think. ;)
Yum to the muffins.