This idea came after a day of intense pineapple cravings. I rummaged through my pantry searching for a can of pineapple like a mad woman. I couldn't get the thought of it out of my head. Thankfully I had one. 🙂 I always try to keep a stock of canned fruit, especially through the winter.
Surprisingly I didn't finish the can in one sitting--something that happens often--so today I decided to use a leftover ring in a single-serve experiment I've been pondering for some time.
A few weeks ago I stumbled across this Fat-Free Vegan Single-Serving Cupcake recipe on Happy Herbivore. It totally peaked my interest. Ya'll know the husband is NOT an "eater." I am. So if I bake anything, I'm stuck with the leftovers which is always a recipe for an overeating disaster.
Why NOT make single serves when you are craving something sweet? It's genius! At least I thought it was. 🙂 So tried this morning with fabulous results!
I can't believe how good it came out! You'll notice I quoted "cake" in my title. It's a bit dense to be "cake" but it's good all the same. Gooey, sweet and tasted great with the pineapple. I will totally be making this again. Here's what I did...
- 3 tbsp Whole Wheat White Flour (23g)
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp almond milk
- ¼ tsp vanilla
- ½ tbsp honey (10g)
- ½ tbsp molasses (10g)
- 1 pineapple ring
- Strawberry for garnish (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix the flour, cinnamon, and baking powder. Add the almond milk, vanilla, honey and molasses. Mix until just combined to make the batter.
Place the pineapple ring in a small ramekin or bowl. I happen to have this ceramic dish I use for dips..
It worked perfectly!
Pour the batter in...
Bake for 15-20 minutes. I pulled mine at at exactly 15. It looked like this...
But the center was still a little raw. It probably could have cooked another 2-3 minutes but I loved the gooeyness.
I was surprised at the texture considering there were no eggs or butter. It was like a hearty muffin...
Every bite had a piece of pineapple and the taste was addicting.
Totally fun and no leftovers to tempt me! 🙂
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|180||1g||3g||old: 2||new: 5|