Pineapple upside-down muffins

    40 min

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

    6 people made this

    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

    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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    I made these muffins with an egg substitution so they were vegan. I love the way they turned out! I made them for my friends, and they loved them too.  -  21 Feb 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    A bit too gooey and sour. The walnuts caused a bit of sweetness but cooking them made them a bit too hard. I wouldn't try them again.  -  15 Feb 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Excellent, easy recipe! I poured a lttle melted butter into the bottom of each muffin tin before adding the sugar, the nuts, the pineapple chunks and a half Maraschino Cherry for a real Pineapple Upside Down Cake taste. The muffins freeze well in a Ziploc and re-heat perfectly in a microwave on low power. Good with some whipped cream on top, too! Mmmm! I think I'll have one right now!  -  04 Dec 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)