In honor of my latest Pineapple Painting, "Growing Sunshine", here is my easy recipe meant to start your day with sunshine. You can see this painting in the Fresh Paint Florals Portfolio. Soon it will be on display at the Hawai'i Watercolor Society's 45th Annual Members' Exhibit.
Growing Sunshine Muffins
1/2 C Oil (I used olive oil, but you can use another light oil)
1 20 oz. Can Crushed Pineapple in Juice, Drained
1 1/2 C WW Flour (Unbleached or White Flour Optional Substitute)
3/4 C Sugar
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 to 1 C Chopped Nuts
1/2 to 1 C shredded Coconut (sweetened or unsweetened)
Combine the first three ingredients in one bowl and combine the remaining dry ingredients in a second, larger bowl. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, and mix until the dry ingredients are just moist (do not over mix). Fill muffin cups 3/4 full and bake at 350 degrees for about 20 min. Check them in 15 minutes and again in five minutes to ensure they don't over bake. Cool on a rack before eating.