Super Dad in the kitchen: Pineapple Muffin

I don’t expect every dad to be able or even interested in cooking but if you want to transition from dad to Super Dad you might consider developing a few “kitchen skills”.  Here is an easy recipe for a healthy yet delicious pineapple muffin.

I’ll first post the original recipe I got from All but because of my son’s milk allergy I made a few substitutions and also added some stuff for a better nutritional value. So first with the original:


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease and flour muffin pans, or line with paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together 2 cups flour, white sugar, baking powder and salt. Drain pineapple, reserving 1/4 cup juice. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, and pour in the reserved juice, egg, milk, and 1/4 cup melted butter. Mix just until blended.
  3. Spoon batter into muffin cups, then spoon crushed pineapple over the batter
  4. Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted in the crown of the muffin comes out clean.
 PREP TIME: 15 min      | COOK TIME: 30 min
So here are the alterations I made to the recipe:
Flour: instead of using 2 cups of all purpose flour I used only 1 cup and added half a cup of brown rice flour and half a cup of almond meal. (The reason is that excessive wheat may cause constipation and the almond meal has more nutrients)
Milk: cow milk was replaced for soy milk and you can guess the reason; Lucas is allergic to milk.
Sugar: I didn’t use sugar at all. I used a tablespoon of Stevia sweetener and used a little more of the pineapple juice. The muffins came out just sweet enough and also very moist inside.
Carrots: I added about 1 cup of grated carrots to the batter. I didn’t make any difference to the flavor but it added all it’s nutrients including Vitamin A.
I served it to Lucas with Vanilla frozen yogurt (use ice-cream if you will) and he loved it.
Healthy, delicious, nutritious and easy. Now go to the kitchen and be a Super Dad!

Posted on July 8, 2011, in Recipes and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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