Pineapple Express…Again

It’s raining in Southern California. Again. I took 1 cup of T-bird’s fresh pineapple and modified the Baking Bites recipe. I didn’t have oranges or shredded coconut. But I did have some left over macadamia nuts which I chopped super fine and put into the muffins. I also baked the muffins longer by about 8 minutes as I prefer a nice crisp muffin top. It’s all about the muffin top.

Pineapple Muffins - a little Hawaiian Sunshine for a Rainy Day in L.A.

Here’s the recipe, modified from Baking Bites:

Pineapple Muffins
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1 cup buttermilk
6 tbsp butter, melted and cooled
1 large egg
2 tsp orange zest
1 cup chopped pineapple
coarse sugar, for topping

Preheat the oven to 375F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and shredded coconut. [Didn’t have it, too lazy to do a grocery run for it…Instead I used about 1/4-1/2 cup of macadamia nuts (salted). I chopped them up real fine.]
In a medium bowl, whisk together buttermilk, melted butter egg and orange zest. [Nope Not going out in the rain for that…] Add to flour mixture and stir to combine, mixing only until no streaks of dry ingredients remain. Stir in chopped pineapple.
Divide batter evenly into prepared muffin cups (cups will be very full) and sprinkle generously with coarse sugar.
Bake for 16-19 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. [I baked mine for about 25-30 minutes until the tops were nice and brown]
Cook muffins on a wire rack for at least 15 minutes before serving. [Yes, they are cooling]

Makes 12 muffins.

Speaking of muffin tops, take it away Jenna.



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3 responses to “Pineapple Express…Again

  1. Nila

    We were just watching Pineapple Express today, haha. It sounds so good, you’re such a great cook!

    • Hi Nila,
      How funny. I saw Austine’s comment on FB after I wrote this. I’ve never seen that movie. Was it funny?
      Unfortunately the muffins didn’t pass the kids’ taste test. They took one bite and decided to have plain pineapple for dessert instead of the muffins. Buttons claimed “Perhaps you need to find people with more sophisticated taste buds.” Ah well. Can’t win all of them. I think I’ll take the muffins to work tomorrow. Trying to not eat them myself 🙂

      • Nila

        It’s funny in a very immature movies that’s mostly about stoners kind of way…don’t know what your taste in movies runs like haha.

        I love to bake, but I only want to eat one!

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