pineapple, coconut, and banana in my head. (That could be due to the fact that I want to go some place tropical.) Before long I had put it into action as a new experimental recipe. I knew in my heart that it would be a keeper... sometimes you can just tell ya know? But I needed to be sure. I needed a guinea pig. Enter, boy-who-eats-everything-in-sight lately.
Gluten Free Tropical Muffins with Pineapple Glaze
2 1/2 cups rice flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 tsp xanthan gum
1 cup coconut milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups sugar
1 banana, chopped
1/2 cup pineapple chunks, drained, juice reserved
*Combine first four dry ingredients and set aside. In separate mixing bowl, combine coconut milk, vanilla, oil, sugar and eggs. In blender or food processor, combine banana pieces and pineapple chunks and blitz until smooth and creamy. Add banana/pineapple puree into coconut milk mixture and stir to combine. Add dry ingredients at once and mix only until combined. Pour into baking cups and bake at 350 for 20-22 minutes.
*While cooling, prepare glaze: 1/2- 1 cup powdered sugar, 1/2 tsp vanilla, and 1/4 cup reserved pineapple juice. Whisk until combined, and if too thick, add more juice, 1 tbsp at a time. If too thin, add a little more powdered sugar until drizzling consistency is reached. Spoon over tops of cooled muffins, and sprinkle with coconut flakes (optional.)
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