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Pineapple Low-Fat Cupcake Recipe

 

Replacing fruit for the majority of the sugar  in a recipe is a great way to keep your cupcakes low in calories while still getting that sweet craving. In this recipe, crushed pineapple is used to add a nice tropical flavor, and it’s combined with only one cup of sugar for a good low-fat dessert. ALOHA!

PINEAPPLE CUPCAKES

Ingredients:

* 1 cup flour
* 1 cup sugar
* 1 tsp baking soda
* 3 egg whites
* 3/4 tsp vanilla
* 10 ounces crushed pineapple
* 3 tbsp powdered sugar

Directions:

First, you need to get a large mixing bowl and combine the sugar, flour and baking soda. Next, beat in the egg whites, the vanilla and pineapple. You can use an electric mixer, or stir by hand and give your arms a workout, but it needs to be mixed well. Pour the batter into a lined muffin tin and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (176.6 degrees Celsius) for about 25 minutes. You can poke a toothpick into the cupcakes to see if they’re done. If the toothpick comes out clean, they’re ready to leave the oven and cool for five minutes. The final step is to avoid the icing and sprinkle them with your powdered sugar instead.


 

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LaLa Castro Founder of eLaLa & Sparkles Forever, passionately runs her fashion jewelry business along with other passionate websites that unites social communities. SparklesForever.com is an online jewelry boutique providing fashionistas around the world with fashion jewelry for less. When she is not hand-picking jewels for her online store, she’s an avid Champagne and cupcake enthusiast who runs both TheCupcakeRecipes.com and BubblyAndSweet.com, along with other fast community growing websites. LaLa gives back to her community by supporting various causes such as, Women For Women International and as a social media addict she enjoys advising small businesses on the joys of communicating online. Lala Castro’s main goal in life is to inspire anyone who has a passion. By supporting your passion and sharing with others around the world, you create a life full of energy and love. We hope you can be a part of this passionate world that we love to call Lala-Land.
  • Shibb1998

    MMMMM thse look really good… and healthy.Cant wait to make them!!!!

  • Erin

    I am on weight watchers and I made these for a healthy alternative to cake, I made them more like pineapple upside down cake with putting pineapple in the bottom of each muffin tin and sprinkling 1 tsp of brown sugar on the tidbit I put in. They were a bit hit! really yummy!

  • http://twitter.com/SparklingLala Lala Castro

    What a great idea Erin. Thanks for sharing your recipe tips. I am sure this is very helpful to most of us who love cupcakes but our bodies don’t. ;)

  • Mary M.

    If you put a pineapple slice in the bottom on the pan do you still add crushed pineapple to the batter??? I love the look of the cake topped with the pineapple rings and cherry! I’m new at baking, still trying to figure this out…

  • Shopsrb

    Do you drain the crushed pineapple?