Pineapple upside-down muffins

    Pineapple upside-down muffins

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    40min


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    About this recipe: Carrot muffins are baked on top of glazed pineapple and then served upside-down, just like the cake!

    Ingredients
    Serves: 12 

    • 280g pineapple slices in juice, drained (reserve the juice)
    • 25g soft brown sugar
    • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts (optional)
    • 40g oats
    • 90g wholemeal flour
    • 95g plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
    • 2 eggs
    • 110g light brown sugar
    • 60ml rapeseed oil
    • 2 tablespoons pineapple juice
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 225g crushed pineapple
    • 110g grated carrot
    • 110g raisins
    • 30g chopped walnuts

    Method
    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Grease a 12-hole muffin tin. Stack the pineapple slices and cut them into 6 wedges. Set aside.
    2. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of brown sugar into the bottom of each muffin hole. Sprinkle in 1/2 teaspoon of walnuts over the sugar, and then place two wedges of pineapple on top. Set aside.
    3. In a large bowl, stir together the oats, wholemeal flour, plain flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt and cinnamon. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, 100g light brown sugar, oil, pineapple juice and vanilla. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry just until moistened. Fold in the crushed pineapple, carrot, raisins and walnuts. Spoon evenly on top of pineapple pieces in muffin holes.
    4. Bake the muffins in preheated oven until the tops spring back when lightly pressed, about 20 minutes. While the muffins are still hot, loosen the edges from the tin using a small knife and turn out onto a serving tray so that the pineapple is on top. Serve upside-down while still warm or at room temperature.

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