Brighten-Your-Morning Pineapple Bars

Who doesn't love waking up knowing that there's some yummy breakfast treats like this Brighten-Your-Morning Pineapple Bars recipe downstairs waiting to be paired with that hot cup of medium roast coffee? Whether that may be home made carrot muffins recipe, blueberry and trail mix granola recipe, or some form of citrusy or tropical baked good in bar or square form, I love having this type of recipe start to the day from time to time! Its wonderful!

With Summer just around the corner, I have been all about bright and vibrant fruits, especially in the morning. Its that punch of vitamin C and that ever so delicious mouthful of fruity flavour that I am sure brightens my day and gives me that 'good morning, let's have a healthy and cheery day!' start! Being that girl who seems to be always pressed for time during the morning hours - well who isn't right - I often end up pulling through the starbucks drive through, ordering my extra hot latte and caving in to their delicious but probably semi-processed and not-so-good-for-you blueberry bar. Mmm, but it does do the trick! Now, do that every day, well it adds up…imagine what else I could use that money towards? New shoes, a day at the spa…Hmmm. So, not only does making your own breakfast bar lighten the load on the wallet, but you are also able to know exactly what is in your treat. No preservatives or funky chemicals to make sure that it tastes extra good. Knowing your food is the most important step towards a healthier lifestyle. Wouldn't you agree?

So anyway, being inspired from my morning Starbucks blueberry bars, I started actively looking online for some new recipes. And low and behold…I found this site! And she even writes about being inspired from burberry pie bars? Talk about meant to be!! Pineapple is a great fruit loaded with vitamins and nutrients and beneficial enzymes! Plus it just tastes great especially when you bake with it.

The best part about pineapples is they can be served in a variety of ways, from fresh, to juiced and preserved. You will find them in all sorts of cuisines around the world. You might even find pineapples for sale along the road in some tropical countries. You will see pineapples sold whole, or cut in halves with a stick inserted. If you live in North America, you may have seen cored pineapple slices with a cherry in the middle as a popular garnish on baked hams. Pineapple chunks work well in dessert recipe like fruit salad, along with savory pizza recipes, and grilled pineapple rings on top of your favorite hamburger. You can also use crushed pineapple in some jam, yogurt, sweet recipes and ice cream. The juice from the pineapple is a great addition to drinks like smoothie recipes, and cocktail recipes like the pina colada.

To make the crust recipe for this pineapple bars recipe you will need some all purpose flour, sugar, salt and cubed cold butter. Then spray a 9 inch by 13 inch glass baking dish with some non stick cooking spray. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a medium sized mixing bowl add the flour, sugar, salt and butter and beat until the mixture is combined and crumbly. Take some of the mixture and put it aside. With the remaining crust mixture, press it firmly into your glass baking dish covering the bottom and bake for approximately fifteen minutes. While the crust recipe is baking you can start whisking your eggs.

The Laughing Spatula is a recipe blog created by Kathi, who loves everything about food! She loves to cook it, order it, read about it, look at it and eat it.

Learn MORE / Get RECIPE at Laughing Spatula

To help with slow website load, we have put all photos for this article here: View photo gallery.