10 Easy And Healthy Pineapple Recipes For Kids

Pineapple Recipes For Kids

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Does your child detest eating pineapples? Does he dislike their strong, tart flavor? Are you wondering how to make your child eat this nutrient rich fruit? If these questions are bothering you, then you must read our post!

Here we talk about ten amazingly delicious pineapple recipes for kids that can make your child love the fruit. Would you like to know more? Keep reading!

Pineapple – An Overview

Pineapple is a tropical, sweet, sour and juicy fruit with a fibrous core. It is a perfect fruit to enjoy during summer and mid-winter. The bold flavor of pineapples brings versatility to both sweet and savory dishes. Besides, pineapple is an excellent source of nutrients like vitamin C, manganese, Vitamin B, copper, fiber, etc. These nutrients can benefit your child significantly. Here are ten kid-pleasing pineapple recipes that you can make in less than 30 minutes!

Healthy Pineapple Recipes For Kids:

1. Baked Pineapple Casserole:

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You Will Need:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 pinch of ground cinnamon
  • 1-cup white sugar
  • 5 slices of white bread, torn
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 1 can crushed pineapple with juice

How To:

  1. In a mixing bowl, whip together sugar and butter. Then beat the eggs, one at a time.
  2. Now stir in nutmeg and cinnamon. Add crushed bread and pineapple to the mixture.
  3. Transfer the mixture to the preheated oven and bake for about 60 minutes.

2. Chicken And Pineapple Salad:

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You Will Need:

  • 2 chicken breast fillets
  • 1 tablespoon of oil
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper
  • 2 celery stalks, cut into thin slices
  • 1/4 pineapple, peeled, cut into pieces
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1 butter lettuce, washed and leaves separated

How To:

  1. Cut the chicken fillets in half and season with salt and pepper. Let it marinate for an hour.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a non-stick frying pan and cook the chicken for two to three minutes.
  3. Transfer the chicken to a plate and cut into thin slices.
  4. In a bowl, combine celery, chicken, mayonnaise, and pineapple. Serve the salad in lettuce leaves and top it with chopped walnuts.

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3. Chicken, Pineapple, And Cheese Pizza:

Pineapple Recipes For Kids - Chicken, Pineapple, And Cheese Pizza

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You Will Need:

  • 125 ml of pizza sauce
  • 2 plain pizza bases
  • 1/4 large Pineapple, peeled, coarsely chopped
  • 50 g of grated mozzarella
  • 2 cups of coarsely grated cheddar
  • 200 grams cooked chicken, cut into strips

How To:

  1. Place the pizza base on baking trays.
  2. Spread the pizza sauce over the pizza base and sprinkle mozzarella over it.
  3. Arrange the cooked chicken and pineapple over the base and top with cheddar cheese.
  4. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes and serve this taste recipe of pineapple for kids.

4. Caramelized Pineapple:

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You Will Need:

  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 1/2 fresh pineapple, peeled, cut into 1 cm slices
  • 20 grams butter
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut liqueur

How To:

  1. Coat the pineapple slices with sugar.
  2. In a nonstick frying pan, melt butter and add the pineapple slice. Cook for 2 minutes or until the pineapple slices are golden brown in color.
  3. Add the coconut liqueur and bring to boil.
  4. Divide the pineapple slices, drizzle with the juice and serve.

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5. Pineapple Pops:

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You Will Need:

  • 1 large fresh pineapple, cut into chunks
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 1/2 cups full almond milk

How To:

  1. Place lemon juice and pineapple in a high power blender and blend until frothy and smooth.
  2. Combine with almond milk and mix well.
  3. Pour the mixture into popsicle mold and freeze overnight.

6. Pineapple Upside Down Cake:

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You Will Need:

– For the topping

  • 50 grams of softened butter
  • 7 pineapples rings in syrup
  • 50 grams soft brown sugar
  • Cherries for decoration

– For the cake

  • 100 grams golden caster sugar
  • 100 grams of softened butter
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 100 grams self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 2 eggs

How To:

  1. To make the toppings, beat sugar and butter together until creamy.
  2. Spread on the cake tin. Now arrange the pineapple rings and cherries on the cream mixture.
  3. To make the cake, place the cake ingredients in a bowl and add 2-tablespoon pineapple syrup to it.
  4. Beat using an electrical beater.
  5. Spoon the mixture on top of the pineapple and bake for 35 minutes. Serve with a scoop of ice cream.

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7. Pineapple Smoothie:

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You Will Need:

  • 1 cup of fresh pineapple
  • 1/4 cup of frozen pineapple and orange juice concentrate
  • 1/2 cup of vanilla yogurt
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 2 ice cubes, crushed

How To:

  1. Combine pineapple, yogurt, water, pineapple-orange juice concentrate, ice cubes, and blend until frothy and smooth.
  2. Serve. it is one of the tastiest pineapple smoothie recipes for kids.

8. Pineapple Pancakes:

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You Will Need:

  • 225 grams of self-raising flour
  • 1 can of pineapple, drained
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 35 grams of desiccated coconut
  • 2 tablespoons of caster sugar
  • 250ml milk
  • 40 grams butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
  • 2 eggs
  • 20 grams of butter, extra, chilled
  • Vanilla ice cream, to serve

How To:

  1. In a large bowl, sift flour and baking powder. Stir in the coconut and sugar and mix again.
  2. In another bowl, add milk, vanilla, eggs, butter, and whisk well.
  3. Combine the milk mixture with the flour mixture and mix well.
  4. Heat a nonstick pan and coat with butter. Pour ¼ cup of batter into the pan and spread to make a 10 to 12 cm pancake.
  5. Top with a pineapple slice and cook or 2 minutes, until each side is golden brown in color. Serve with vanilla ice cream.

9. 3 Ingredients Pineapple Cake:

Pineapple Recipes For Kids - 3 Ingredients Pineapple Cake

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You Will Need:

  • 2 cups of self-raising flour, sifted
  • 440 grams of crushed pineapple in syrup or juice
  • 1 cup of caster sugar

How To:

  1. Mix all the ingredients together and pour into a lined baking tin.
  2. Bake for 30 minutes and serve.

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10. Hawaiian Pineapple Burger:

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You Will Need:

  • 4 vegetable burger patties
  • ¼ fresh pineapple, thickly sliced
  • 1 red onion, thickly sliced
  • BBQ sauce
  • 4 sesame buns
  • Lettuce leaves

How To:

  1. Preheat the grill for 10 minutes.
  2. Grill the vegetable patties with sliced onion and pineapple. Turn the onion slices after 2 minutes and the patty and pineapple after 5 minutes.
  3. Toast the bun for 5 minutes.
  4. To build the burger, add a lettuce leaf at the bottom of the bun and top with the patty, onion and pineapple slices.
  5. Top it with barbecue slices and serve.

These yummy pineapple recipes for kids couldn’t be easier to make. Serve any one of these delicious recipes to your finicky child and soon he will develop a strong liking for pineapples. How does your child like his pineapples? Raw or cooked? Tell us by commenting below. We would love to hear from you.

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