Pineapple Zucchini Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

This delicious, healthy Pineapple Zucchini Cupcake with Cream Cheese Frosting is absolutely incredible! Made with whole wheat flour, fruit, vegetables and dairy… what’s not to love?!
PREP TIME:35minutes 
COOK TIME:23minutes 
YIELD: 18 servings
COURSE: Dessert
CUISINE: American


  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg (optional)
  • 1 pinch ginger (optional)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil (or vegetable oil)
  • 2 whole large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups grated zucchini (unpeeled, squeezed well of all moisture)
  • 20 oz. can crushed pineapple in juice (drained well)

For the Frosting:

  • 8 oz 1/3 fat Philadelphia Cream Cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, coconut, baking soda, salt, and spices; stir well with a whisk.
  • In a medium bowl, combine oil, eggs, and vanilla; stir well.
  • Add grated zucchini and pineapple; mix well.
  • Fold wet ingredients with the dry ingredients, batter will be stiff and dry but keep folding it and it will all come together.
  • Spoon batter into cupcake tin.
  • Bake at 350° for about 23 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • To prepare frosting, beat together cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth.
  • Spread or pipe frosting over the cupcakes once they are cooled.
  • You can garnish with chopped pecans or walnuts, if desired (extra points).


Modified them from my Pineapple Zucchini Cake.


Serving: 1cupcakesCalories: 197.8kcalCarbohydrates: 31.1gProtein: 3gFat: 6.5gSaturated Fat: 2.8gCholesterol: 20.5mgSodium: 284.2mgFiber: 1.7gSugar: 21.7g
– W///W Points: 10
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