Weeks before we head to Jamaica every year I start visualizing the huge breakfast buffet that the resort sets out every day. In particular, I visualize all the fresh, fully ripened beautiful juicy fruit! Oranges, grapefruit, melons, kiwi and pineapple; especially the pineapple! That fresh pineapple is so tender, sweet and juicy that I can never get enough of it. My breakfast every single day consisted of a plate of assorted fruit and a slice of baked ham. That is all I ever wanted and I enjoyed every mouthful. Coming back home I found myself still craving pineapple so I set about devising a recipe using canned crushed pineapple and orange zest. They turned out amazingly delicious. So good in fact, that Sparky ate three of them hot from the oven then an hour later he was back for more! I glazed them with a simple confectioners sugar glaze flavored with a little touch more of orange zest. Oh yes, I will be making these over and over again. And….just in case you were wondering, yes, I have baked both of those butternut squash in the background and they also were wonderful 🙂
I took my basic muffin recipe and modified it a bit to come up with these.