Carrot and pineapple muffins: recipe with a tropical touch

These carrot and pineapple muffins demonstrate that tropical fruit does curious wonders in simple pastry doughs, and the orange vegetable enhances the crumb of any sweet by adding lots of fiber and juiciness.

You can use natural pineapple without any problem, ensuring that it is well ripe and very juicy - without going overboard with the juices. For those less fond of stumbling into the dough, it can be crushed first and will be fully integrated into the tender crumb of these rich muffins.

Ingredients

For 12 units
  • Egg L 2
  • Brown sugar 120 g
  • Sunflower oil 30 ml
  • Carrot 250 g
  • Lemon juice 2.5 ml
  • Pineapple, natural or in natural preserves, well drained 150 g
  • Pastry flour 220 g
  • Chemical yeast (1 teaspoon) 4 g
  • Baking soda (1/2 teaspoon) 3 g
  • Salt a good pinch
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

How to make carrot and pineapple muffins

Difficulty: easy
  • Total time 40 m
  • Elaboration 20 m
  • Cooking 20 m

Preheat the oven to 180ºC and prepare a tray with molds for 12 muffins. Peel the carrots lightly and grate them with a fine grater, until you get 250 g; mix with a few drops of lemon juice. Drain the pineapple well and chop into pieces.

Sift the flour with the yeast, the baking soda, the cinnamon and the salt in a bowl. Pour the eggs into a large bowl and beat them with a wire whisk until they foam. Add the brown sugar and beat a little more until it integrates well. Also add the oil, carrot and pineapple, and mix.

Incorporate the dry ingredients and mix gently using enveloping movements, until there are no dry traces. Distribute in the molds equally and bake at medium height for about 20 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Wait about 5 minutes outside the oven, remove from the mold and leave to cool completely on a wire rack.

With what to accompany the muffins

I like to enjoy these carrot and pineapple muffins at breakfast, they are great for dipping in milk or coffee and give a lot of energy for the whole morning. Of course, it's not a bad idea to save them for snack time either.

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