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Grilled Pineapple with Cinnamon Coconut Sugar

This is one of my daughter’s most favourite desserts ever! In fact she asks for this more than ice cream and that’s a miracle in itself let me tell you!

I always had this aversion to cooked fruit…cooked pineapple?  Are you kidding me?! But I tried it at one of those all you can eat meat BBQ restaurants, and I was converted. Now every time we make it, I am reminded at how scrumptious it is. It’s tropical and so summery, not to mention easy!

Grilled pineapple?  Yes.  Please.  Get in ma belly!

Another great thing about it, is it’s fast to make.  It would be great to serve at summer BBQ parties.


Grilled Pineapple with Cinnamon Coconut Sugar


  • 1 fresh pineapple (trimmed and cut into chunks (we cut our the length of the pineapple))
  • coconut sugar (or regular brown sugar – see tips)
  • cinnamon


  1. Preheat your BBQ to a medium-high heat.
  2. Coat the cut pineapple in the sugar & cinnamon (we use it generously).
  3. When you are ready to BBQ, lightly oil the surface of the grill.
  4. BBQ the pineapple for approximately 15 minutes, searing all sides. Just watch it and make sure it doesn’t burn. Depending on the thickness and size of your pineapple, it could take less or more time than I have suggested.
  5. Serve on it’s own, or with ice cream!


You don’t have to use coconut sugar, you can just use regular brown sugar (both taste delicious). I just found a package of coconut sugar at our Homesense store and wanted to try it. It’s sweet like sugar, and doesn’t taste like coconut. Apparently it’s supposed to have more nutrition than regular sugar. It claims to have B vitamins, and other minerals. It’s also apparently known for it’s low glycemic index. Who knows. But it did taste good!

Have you ever tried coconut sugar?  Have you ever baked with it?  Does it work in recipes? Let me know!

Have a delicious day!

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    Lindsay @ Delighted Momma
    July 23, 2012 at 2:22 PM

    Oh YUM!! I love using coconut sugar since its a lower glycemic it does not have such an impact on my blood sugar levels. I will be trying this for sure

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    Milynn luong
    July 23, 2012 at 2:44 PM

    I just had a bbq this past weekend and we grilled pineapples but I wish I came across your blog earlier so I could have tried this recipe out. I love coconuts and pineapples! Never thought combining these two on the grill.

    I stumbled upon your blog through the Sundae Scoop Link Party. I really like your layout!

    Love and Whimsy

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    Four Marrs and One Venus
    July 24, 2012 at 4:08 AM

    Ok. I need this.. I don’t just need this I want this now! I just have to tell you .. love your blog! Thank you for sharing..gotta go pin this bad boy!

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    July 28, 2012 at 7:23 PM

    Love your blog! I’m pinning your recipe, for sure! I love grilled pineapples, but have never thought to cover in cinnamon, and never even heard of coconut sugar. Will look for that at my local Whole Foods soon! TFS. Would u mind if I show off your recipe today on my blog? I will give you props and link to your blog. LOVE IT!
    ~doreen at

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    JC Organics
    July 28, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    Awesome recipe. I’m going to try this. We produce coconut sugar and so far, it was being used just as a sweetener for tea & coffee. But recipes like this one opens up completely new areas to experiment coconut sugar.

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      A Pretty Life in the Suburbs
      August 7, 2012 at 9:56 PM

      Thanks! I think there are so many ways to use this sugar – I’ve got a few ideas in mind! Yum!

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    Kim Wilson
    July 30, 2012 at 9:17 PM

    Oh this looks right up my ally! Sounds amazing! I’ve never heard of coconut sugar but I’m sure I’d love it because I adore coconut! I’m visiting from my sister’s blog HomeStoriesAtoZ!
    Kim @ Sand & Sisal

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    Fruit of Her Hands Business Network
    July 31, 2012 at 5:00 PM

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    Steph @ Crafting in the Rain
    August 1, 2012 at 2:32 PM

    Mmm, love pineapple!

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    August 1, 2012 at 9:08 PM

    Oh wow that looks like something i gotta try! Sounds like all the best ingredients incorporated into one awesome dish! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    August 13, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    Amazing! This is the perfect dessert to serve at a barbecue!

    Stopping by from Marvelous Mondays (#130 Beef Burgers with Bacon and Red Onion)

    Amber @ The Cook’s Sister

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    April 28, 2013 at 4:30 PM

    Sounds yummy need to try this.

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