Apple Pineapple Muffins

Apple Pineapple Muffins

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These Apple Pineapple Muffins are exactly what I needed this past weekend. With my grandson playing football every Saturday I wanted something I could pack along as a nice little treat, without all the added sugar. These naturally sweet muffins were just the ticket I needed. Made with fresh picked apples and some left-over grilled pineapple from dinner the night before, gave them a sensationally sweet and delicious taste.

I love creating new and exciting little treats because I’m always looking for something different for my family to try, and this  time I wanted to stay on the healthier side ( I know, I’ve gone crazy), and these Apple Pineapple Muffins were simply perfect. They have all the requirements needed for a wonderful tasty treat – gluten-free, no butter or oil, and no added sugar except for the glaze on top, which you can leave that off if you’d like, they taste just as delicious without any. Oh, and I forgot to add – that little extra pinch of sea salt on the top is amazing!

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Apple Pineapple Muffins

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 14 to 16

Serving Size: 1 muffin

Apple Pineapple Muffins

These Apple Pineapple Muffins are a wonderful little treat with a nice hot cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate. A great way to satisfy any and all sweet craving monsters you and your family may have, without the added sugar.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup – Gluten-Free Flour
  • 1 cup – Oat Flour
  • 1 tsp – Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp – Baking Soda
  • 4 – Pineapple Rings – grilled and chopped
  • 2 small – Apples – peeled, cored and chopped
  • ¼ cup – Apple Sauce*
  • 1 – Egg – beaten
  • 1 tsp – Pure Vanilla
  • 1 cup Almond Milk
  • 1/8 tsp - Sea Salt - for sprinkles
  • ~Glaze~
  • ½ cup – Powdered Sugar
  • ½ tsp – Pure Vanilla
  • 1 tbsp. – Almond Milk*

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients and mix well with wire whisk.
  2. Soup batter into lined muffin pan until each cup is ¾ full.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into middle of muffin comes out clean. Allow muffins to cool then drizzle with glaze.
  4. ~Glaze~
  5. Mix powdered sugar, vanilla and almond milk until smooth. Drizzle over top of muffins. Sprinkle sea salt on top of glaze.

Notes

*I love to use my homemade applesauce in recipes. If you don’t have any available make sure to buy the applesauce without added sugar. You may need more or less almond milk, it will depend on how thick or thin you like your glaze. **Note - total time does not include cooling or glazing time.

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These Apple Pineapple Muffins are extra moist and the perfect thing to pack up for the grandkids to take home and pack in their school lunches (this always puts a smile on those sweet faces) or take them into work in your own lunch. Just make sure to pack extras! They go great with nice cold glass of milk or a hot cup of tea or coffee for that afternoon snack to keep you and your family going until dinner time.

So get your muffin pans out, chop up those apples and leave the sugar in the cupboard, because these Apple Pineapple Muffins don’t need it! These naturally sweet delicious creations are best served without all the added sugar, no artificial sweeteners here either, just plain old fashion fresh fruit. The sweetness of the grilled pineapple combine with the tartness of a fresh apple is a taste explosion on your palate and will leave everyone satisfied. I hope you enjoy these Apple Pineapple Muffins as much as we did and remember, leave the sugar out. Love and goodness is all you need.

From my happy kitchen to yours,

Tina Marie


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