pineappleToday I had two products on my kitchen counter which were super ripe; pineapple and bananas. So, it was time to make a decision to use these or throwing these to waste by latest tomorrow. If there is one thing I don’t like about food consumption, it is food waste! So of course, I definitely decided to USE these overripe ingredients to make something tasty.

brown-overripe-bananasBesides, overripe fruits are the best to work with in baking. They got 100% sweetened by the riping process, and that reduces the need for (natural) additional sugar. I had never baked with pineapple before though, but I loved to give it a try. Cake was a ‘safe’ choice to go with, since most fruit goes very well in cake. 

I quickly made up my mind to go with muffins. Pineapple banana muffins! The fresh and ripe pineapple smelled sooo good, and I was quit sure it would be a success. The batter came out really well, not too liquid not too dry. I always like the idea of putting a piece of fruit on top of each muffins, so that people recognize what type of muffin it might be.

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trulocal-marc-eating-pineapple-muffinWhen I tasted my first (cooled down) muffin, I was sold. It tasted really good, and I decided to bring some muffins to a meeting I had planned later that day. I met my friends Marc & Irma from this awesome company Trulocal. Since I like their services (delivery of local meat right to your door) a lot, I thought they once had to taste one of my baked goodies too! Fair enough! Later that afternoon I got a message that they loved the muffins, including photo with Marc eating (another!) one. 

Also, when my husband tasted one in the evening, he was very enthusiastic about this tropical muffin combination. Lucky him, because he for sure brought one to work today, as a healthy and fresh snack in between his meals.

I love when people get surprised by some homemade healthy stuff! Would you like to surprise others too? Then make these yourself, because I decided to right away write a recipe for this baking trial and share it with you all! Just to give you another option to use your overripe fruit on the counter and surprise others. 

These muffins are a very nice snack in between your main meals. The whole wheat flour provides in fibers and the banana & pineapple & maple syrup provide you with natural carbs. The touch of cinnamon is amazing with both of these fruits. The muffins are dairy-free and sugar-free and for sure a healthy snack choice!

 

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Fresh pineapple banana muffins
These muffins are a very nice snack in between your main meals. The whole wheat flour provides in fibers and the banana & pineapple & maple syrup provide you with natural carbs. The touch of cinnamon is amazing with both of these fruits. The muffins are dairy-free and sugar-free and for sure a healthy snack choice!
Course Muffins, Snack
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Passive Time 15 minutes
Servings
muffins
Ingredients
Course Muffins, Snack
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Passive Time 15 minutes
Servings
muffins
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (175 degrees celsius)
  2. Mash the bananas with a fork
  3. Put the eggs, bananas and vanilla in a mixing bowl and whip/mix them (I used my KitchenAid). Add the maple syrup as well.
  4. In the meantime, measure and combine the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt) in a separate bowl, excluding the pineapple
  5. Add the dry mixture to the egg banana mixture and mix well
  6. Cut 2 rings off the pineapple
  7. Cut the rings in small pieces and some bigger pieces (for the top of the muffins)
  8. Add the pieces of pineapple and fold them in with a spoon. But leave the 12 bigger pieces on the side
  9. Grease a muffin pan and pour batter in each muffin cup until filled 3/4 of each cup (10 to 12 in total)
  10. Put the left-over pineapple pieces on top of each muffin
  11. Bake the muffins in the middle of the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until the tops are golden and firm to touch
  12. Take it out the oven and let it cool before taking them out
  13. Remove from pan after about 5-10 minutes, and then cool down further till completely cooled down
  14. Serve the muffins with a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy this snack in between meals!
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