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Pineapple Plantain Muffins

Pineapple Plantain MuffinsPlantains are baked and folded into the muffin batter with pineapple in this brightly flavored muffin.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 large ripe plantain
1/4 teaspoon light butter
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 cups all-purpose flour plus
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons light butter
3/4 cup Splenda® Sugar Blend
1/3 cup Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend
2 egg whites
1 egg yolk
8 ounces light vanilla yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 small ripe banana, mashed
3/4 cup pineapple chunks
1/2 cup sliced almonds, for garnish

Cooking Directions:

  1. To prepare plantain: Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Slice skin of plantain and spread teaspoon butter and cinnamon on top. Wrap in aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes. Allow to cool. Remove from skin and set aside.
  2. To prepare muffins: Sift flour, baking powder and baking soda into small bowl. In large bowl, cream butter and Splenda® Sugar Blend and Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend. Add eggs, yogurt, vanilla, mashed banana, and plantain.
  3. Fold in flour mixture. Fold in pineapple.
  4. Line muffin pans with paper liners. Fill each liner about 2/3 full. Top with sliced almonds if desired.
  5. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Makes 15 muffins.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1 muffin): Calories 210 | Calories from Fat 30 | Fat 3.0g (sat 1.0g) | Cholesterol 20mg | Sodium 135mg | Carbohydrates 38g | Fiber 2g | Sugars 20g | Protein 4g.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Splenda, Inc. Splenda® is a no-calorie sweetener made from sugar that is suitable for diabetics. For more information regarding this product, please call 1-800-777-5363 or visit their website at www.splenda.com.