Pineapple-Macadamia Muffins

Macadamia nuts are so flavorful that just a few add flavor to these moist, rich-tasting muffins.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 45 min
  • ingredients 14
  • servings 18

Ingredients

1/2
teaspoon baking soda
2/3
cup buttermilk*
1/3
cup finely chopped dry-roasted macadamia nuts
2
tablespoons brown sugar
1/2
cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2
cup unsweetened applesauce
1
(20-oz.) can crushed pineapple, well drained, reserving 2 tablespoons liquid
2
tablespoons oil
1/2
teaspoon grated fresh gingerroot or 1/2 teaspoon ginger
1
egg or 1/4 cup frozen fat-free egg product, thawed
1 1/2
cups All Purpose Flour
1
cup Whole Wheat Flour
3
teaspoons baking powder
1
teaspoon salt
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In medium bowl, combine baking soda and buttermilk; set aside. Spray 18 muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray or line with paper baking cups. In small bowl, combine macadamia nuts and 2 tablespoons brown sugar; set aside.
  • 2 To buttermilk mixture, add 1/2 cup brown sugar, applesauce, pineapple, reserved 2 tablespoons pineapple liquid, oil, gingerroot and egg; mix well.
  • 3 Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. In large bowl, combine all purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder and salt; mix well. Add pineapple mixture; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. Fill muffin cups 2/3 to 3/4 full. Sprinkle about 1 teaspoon nut mixture over batter in each cup.
  • 4 Bake at 375°F. for 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Immediately remove from pan; cool slightly. Serve warm.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Muffin
    Calories
    150
    (
    Calories from Fat
    35),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    4g
    4%
    (Saturated Fat
    1g,
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    10mg
    10%;
    Sodium
    250mg
    250%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    25g
    25%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    12g
    12%
    ),
    Protein
    3g
    3%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    4%;
    Calcium
    8%;
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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