Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Pineapple Banana Muffins




Whenever I wake up to a morning that feels a little cool in the summer months, it always puts me in the mood to bake something sweet. There is a perfection about cool air streaming in my kitchen, my morning cup of coffee and a freshly baked muffin. I saw a recipe on Pinterest for Pineapple Banana Bread and decided to give it a few tweaks to suit my lower carb, diabetic needs and it was still delicious. As always, I used the Truvia equivilent instead of the sugar. For those of you wondering, there is a chart on the back of the package that gives these equivilents. I also left out the coconut and did not glaze the muffins to further decrease the sugar amounts.

These were perfectly sweet the way I made them, with flavor from both the pineapple and the banana. It was a great combination of flavors and perfect for a summertime breakfast treat.


Pineapple Banana Muffins

1 stick, butter, softened

1 cup sugar ( I used Truvia equivilent )

2 eggs

1/2 tsp almond extract

1 T poppy seeds

1 ripe banana, mashed

1 cup crushed pineapple, juice drained and reserved

2 cups flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream the butter and sugar with mixer; beat in eggs one at a time, then almond extract and poppy seeds. Blend in crushed pineapple and banana. Mix in flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt, just until blended. Place batter in muffin cups about 3/4 full. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden on muffin tops. To glaze muffins: mix reserved 1/2 cup pineapple juice with 1/2 cup confectioners sugar and drizzle on top of muffins when cool.


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  1. YUM! That sounds really tasty:) Have a beautiful day, HUGS!

  2. I love banana anything!! These look great. Have a wonderful week.

  3. Hi Vicki wow your muffins look and sound so yummy. I wold love to have you share this at our Cooking and Crafting with J & J link up party!
    Julie xo

  4. Sounds like a wonderful combination..I'll have to give them a try..

  5. A pina colada in a muffin cup! These sound delicious!

  6. I'm seriously heading to my kitchen right now, those look so yummy as well as healthy! Thanks for sharing with us.

  7. I've never thought to combine banana with pineapple. I bet it was delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC.

  8. I love the addition of pineapple to banana muffins. How tropical! I'll be trying these.

  9. These look amazing! Pineapple and banana sounds so tropical, who wouldn't love these? Thanks for sharing your recipe. Blessings~
    Kim @ Curtain Queen

  10. I never thought of putting pineapple with banana! That sounds good! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  11. Look like delicious muffins!


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