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Pineapple Blueberry Cake

pineapple blueberry cake recipe

Pineapple Blueberry Cake

 

We love a great bread. I just can’t help it! This recipe came about because I made a pineapple cookie and it only used half the can of pineapples. I thought I bet I can put this into a bread and make it just divine. That is what we did. This is our pineapple blueberry cake. We have always loved the sweetness of a blueberry and the tart taste of a pineapple. The combination of the two in a bread is divine. I usually make muffins like this but my kids really enjoy a bread. You can see my amazing basic muffin recipe that is a fan favorite in our home.

Basic Muffin Recipe

These are the ingredients for the Pineapple Blueberry Cake

Blueberry Bread Ingredients:
This will make two loaves
  • 1¾ cup flour
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp of  salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup milk (we use rice milk)
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 1 cup of crushed pineapples (with the juice is fine)
  • 4 oz plain Greek yogurt (regular should work too)
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
Lemon Glaze:

1/4 stick of butter

1TBS of milk

2 cups of powdered sugar

4 Tsp of lemon extract

Blueberry pineapple Bread

 

  You will combine all of the dry ingredients in one bowl. Then you will combine all the wet ingredients in another.
pineapple Blueberry Bread
I leave the blueberries out until I have combined the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients.  Then you add the blueberries. I always butter the loaf pan or spray them with cooking spray. The loaves will cook at 350 degrees for 45- 55 minutes or until they are golden brown.
Blue berry pineapple loaf recipe
I let them cool and then I turn them oven to cool on the wire rack for the remaining time. I usually make the icing and apply it to half of the loaf and the other half I leave it off. The is a great bread to grab on the run or a cake if you add the icing.
blueberry pineapple loaf recipe

Then to make the icing

Lemon Glaze:

1/4 stick of butter

1TBS of milk

2 cups of powdered sugar

4 Tsp of lemon extract

You will make the icing by melting the butter and adding in the wet ingredients. Then add in the sugar and let it set a little. You want to make sure when it pours it doesn’t run.

Enjoy!

 

I use the lemon icing the I use on my Starbucks Lemon copy cat recipe. This is my favorite lemon pound cake recipe.

 

lemon cake

We also have a fantastic moist lemon cake.

Moist Lemon Bundt Cake

Easy Breads for Breakfast

Easy Banana Nut Bread

Sugar Free Banana Bread

Easy Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Bread

Irish Soda Bread

Champagne Bread

Cinnamon Apple Monkey Bread

Champagne Bread

champagne bread

Champagne Bread

I had champagne leftover and I decided why not make something out of it. I looked over the Internet and I was lead to this great recipe for an orange and champagne bread. I decided to try it. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it is and how great it tasted. We served it with pasta but it would compliment a soup or salad. It could be paired with fruit and eggs for a fancy brunch.

Champagne Bread

3 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup Champagne

1/2 cup orange juice

2 Tbsp. grated orange zest

optional 3 Tbsp. melted butter for the top of the bread

You will first mix together the dry ingredients .

champagne bread

This is great bread and a wonderful use for that last cup of champagne

Then you grate in the orange peel.

Orange Champagne bread

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finally, will mix in the wet ingredients. The bread will be a bit lumpy that is fine place. When you have mixed it you will place it in a greased loaf pan. You will  cook it at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.

Note: This recipe for the liquid can be substituted for a 12 oz beer or soda to change the flavor of the bread. It is an easy base for an awesome bread.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanksgiving Salad Recipes

Thanksgiving Salad Recipes

Thanksgiving Salad Recipes

When you think of Thanksgiving you probably don’t think of salad, but you should. I found so many salad recipes that made my mouth water and I had to share them with my readers. They would be perfect to compliment your Thanksgiving dinner. Here are some yummy Thanksgiving salad recipes for you to try. Let me know which one you think will go perfectly with your Thanksgiving dinner.

Thanksgiving Salad Recipes

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Healthy Thanksgiving Appetizers

Healthy Thanksgiving Appetizers

Healthy Thanksgiving Appetizers

Thanksgiving is coming and we are all looking forward to enjoying a delicious meal. With all the unhealthy, high calorie, high fat foods out there, I decided that I want to make some healthier appetizers to start Thanksgiving dinner. I found some healthy appetizer recipes and I would love to share them with you. Here are my favorite recipes for healthy Thanksgiving appetizers for you to try.

Healthy Thanksgiving Appetizers

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Low Calorie Cheesy Bacon Dip

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Dates with Goat Cheese

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Ranch Veggie Pizza

Oyster-Sausage-Stuffing-Recipe

Oyster Sausage Stuffing

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Homemade Cheese Crackers

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Tomato Cheese Spread

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Artichoke Pesto Deviled Eggs

healthy stuffed bell peppers

Healthy Stuffed Bell Peppers

Healthy Stuffed Bell Peppers

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Squash Soup In Pumpkin Bowls

Gluten Free Pizza Acorn Squash Recipe

Gluten Free Pizza Acorn Squash

Pizza Acorn Squash

What are your favorite Healthy Thanksgiving Appetizers? Share it with us below.

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Make sure to check out my tips on Roasting a Turkey!

Learn How to cook lamb chops and yummy Amaretto Cookie with White Chocolate Chips.

Basic Muffin Recipe

Basic Muffin Recipe

Basic Muffin Recipe

Do you love muffins? My family does and there’s no need to buy because it’s easy to make at home. This Basic Muffin Recipe can be used as base for any muffin flavors that you like to make.

Basic Muffin Recipe

Ingredients

2 cups of flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp of vanilla
1 egg
1 cup milk (I use rice milk)
1/4 cup oil ( I use olive oil)
muffin liners

Directions

Combine dry ingredients first.
Combine wet ingredients.
Next fold the wet ingredients into the dry.
You can use this base for almost all of your recipe needs.
Then once everything was mixed, place the muffin mix in the cupcake papers in the muffin tin.
Cook for 20 minutes at 350.
This basic muffin recipe yields a dozen muffins.

You can add your own flavors to make these more fun. Like blueberry pineapple zucchini.

Basic Muffin Recipe

Like this Basic Muffin Recipe? Also try this delicious Make Ahead Breakfast Muffin Recipe

make ahead breakfast muffin recipe