Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Recipe: Pineapple Cupcakes

Make these cupcakes and eat them too!  Why?  Two ingredients that you can easily keep on hand, nonfat/low calorie and inexpensive.

Oh, and they are delicious too! 

I put this query out on my Facebook page yesterday:
I could use recommendations for a yummy cookie or cupcake recipe for my agency's staff meeting on Thursday. Bonus points for being a "lighter" recipe because I wrote our healthy food and beverage policy...  


The responses were overwhelming.  My friends are awesome. 

However, one recipe stood out.  My friend Megan (@2020Aftermath
) shared a recipe that she found on a message board at myfitnesspal.com

Are you ready for this??


Pineapple Cupcakes

Makes: 32 cupcakes

Ingredients:
  • 1 box angel food cake mix
  • 20-ounce can crushed pineapple 
Ingredients

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350º.  Line cupcake pans with baking cups. 

Mix together angel food cake mix and the can of crushed pineapple, including juice.  Fill each baking cup 2/3 full.  


Batter filled cups.

Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly browned on top.  


Pineapple Cupcakes


Notes:
These little cups of goodness, based on my calculations, are only 62 calories a piece. 

Both angel food cake mix and crushed pineapple were on-sale at our local grocery store.  The total for the cupcakes came out to just under $3.50, or approximately 10¢ per cupcake.  I know, right?

Refrigerate the batter in between batches.

4 comments:

  1. That is an ingredient list AND calorie count that I can work with! Thanks :-)

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  2. I am seriously so excited by this! Cheap, low-cal, and so easy I bet I could make them with one hand!

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  3. Jamie - I bet you could make them with one hand! :)

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