Week 31 – Pineapple

Week 31 – Pineapple

Bedrest. Who would have ever guessed we’d both be on bedrest together? Oh, but only if we were together…. Like even in the hospital, wouldn’t the nurses love us? We could perfect our whole routine on them, our captive audience. Alas, we are not. Instead we’re in the middle of a pandemic, affecting both our lives, along with every other single person in the whole entire world. While I was blessed to not actually have to experience bedrest, I had many patients who did and I imagine this is a bit like that.

Quite similar to bedrest, with the goal being a healthy baby, but enough to make you go nuts in the meantime. So how would you occupy your time on bedrest? Netflix and chill wasn’t even a thing when I was pregnant. I did recently relearn how to knit #twisterscarf. Of course, there’s books, so many to read. First on my list is “Heart Berries.” Don’t want to come unprepared! Or maybe adult coloring? Selfies with all the filters??

16.2 inches long and 3.3 pounds are our #fakebabies weekly stats! Now I’m starting to wonder if it was a bad idea to get a dog so close to the impending birth…. They both will require constant attention. Oh, what have I done?

Luckily, Apoc is very low maintenance.

Just keeping myself entertained, one day at a time. Now, that just sparked something. If we were to think of a TV show to describe this time in our lives, what would it be?

  • Days of Our Lives
  • General Hospital
  • One Day at a Time
  • My So Called Life
  • The Twilight Zone
  • The Prisoner
  • Grounded for Life
  • Desperate Housewives

This wasn’t quite the recipe I originally had in mind. Was hoping to find some freeze dried pineapple, but that must be on people’s panic shopping list because Trader Joe’s was out. And in the current situation I couldn’t continue to keep going back to check. Trying to be a good human. But, I’ve never made a pineapple upside down cake, so I can check that off my list of firsts. Of course, trying to make it as healthy as I could….I don’t want to gain the quarenetine 15!

I was delighted to find this recipe to follow. I made a few tweaks based on what I had and could find. I used canned instead of fresh pineapple, orange extract instead of pineapple extract, coconut oil instead of butter. And I just used monk fruit sugar instead of her concoction because there were a lot of words, too many words. I also took the liberty of sprinkling a bit of unsweetened coconut shreds on top after baking.

www.joyfilledeats.com – Pineapple Upside Down Cake


  • 1 can pineapple rings
  • 1 tsp orange extract
  • 1/4 cup monk fruit sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • —————————————————
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup yogurt
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup monk fruit sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp orange extract
  • Unsweetened coconut shreds for sprinkling


  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Spread 1/4 cup of coconut oil in bottom of 8×8 baking dish
  • Arrange 5 pineapple rings in dish, like so
  • In a small bowl mix 1 tsp of orange extract with 1/4 cup of monk fruit sugar and spread atop the pineapple
  • Mix remaining ingredients in food processor until smooth batter forms
  • Dollop the batter on top of pineapple, then spread out (dollop is such a fun word!)
  • Bake for 30 minutes until a golden brown
  • Let cool for 20 minutes
  • And because I’m easily entertained…. first hold it up to see what it looks like from underneath. Note, if you want a picture, you’ll need an extra set of hands
The underside, soon to be the upside of Pineapple Upside Down Cake.
  • Very, very (in your best Elmer Fudd voice) carefully invert onto dish
  • And once flipped – Wa-La!!
  • Sprinkle with coconut shreds

And if not cake, there’s always pineapple for your pizza 😉 #hawaiian #nationalpizzaday

Oh, can’t wait for February 9, 2021!!!!