Anyway! So this morning I decided to cut up a big pineapple I had sitting on my counter.
I decided I kind of wanted to bake something with pinapple in it, so I made:
1 cup (a little over) fresh pinapple (or one can pinapple)
1 splash apple juice
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup coconut butter, melted
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg, beaten
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup toasted coconut
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Blend pinapple and apple juice in a food processor.
Combine 1/2 c flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and 1/4 c melted butter; stir well. (Cinnamon mixture to be used later).
In a large bowl, combine the 2 cups flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
In a separate bowl, combine the egg, milk, remaining 1/4 c melted coconut butter, and reserved pineapple juice; stir well.
Mix dry ingredients with the liquid ingredients, add the pureed pinapple and about 1/2 of the toasted cocount stirring just until moistened (do not overmix!).
Spoon batter into greased and floured (or lined) muffin tins, filling 1/2 full.
Sprinkle each muffin with the cinnamon mixture and more of the toasted coconut.
Bake at 375F for 30 minutes.
They were pretty yummy! I might add mashed banana or even some white chocolate chips or something if I made them again.
I also had a side bowl of fresh pinapple with some of the toasted coconut on it.
And a cup of Celestial Seasonings Mandarin Orange Decaf Tea
In other news, even though Spring is my favorite season, Spring allergies are hitting me HARD this year!
Since I'm behind on the 30 Day challenge, and Day 22 is - A picture of something you wish you were better at, I'm going to go with coping with pain/allergies, since I've been sulky and whiny about my allergies all day and wish I could handle it better.
|Flowers you are so pretty, but you make me SNEEZE!|
To make matters worse, while I'm trying to get pregnant (or could BE pregnant), I'm extremely hestitant to take any medication unless I absolutely have to, so I am kind of suffering through it even though I'm dying to pop an allergy pill and be over this.
|Tissues are my best friend|
I use my neti pot like twice a day and stay close to tissues. Today was particularly rough though, because the allergies seemed to cause a migraine and I was seriously suffering, since migraine meds are another no-no. I took a nap and even had an ice pack on my head for a while. I feel better now, but still have some dull pain. Blah! It is SO NICE outside today too, but I'm hestitant to spend much time out there for fear that it just causes me additional issues.
Do you guys have Spring allergies? Any other coping tips??