Cinnamon Pear Muffins
Cinnamon Pear Muffins
Yield: 12 muffins

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ½ cup low-fat milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup quick oatmeal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 2 medium pears

Directions:

  1. Wash hands with warm water and soap.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with liners.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat sugars and butter until creamy.
  4. Crack eggs into a small bowl. Wash hands with warm water and soap. Add eggs, applesauce, milk and vanilla to the sugar mixture. Mix until smooth.
  5. In a medium bowl, mix together the dry ingredients. Add dry ingredients to the sugar mixture and stir until just combined.
  6. Rinse pears with cool, clean water. Core and finely dice pears. Gently fold pears into the batter.
  7. Fill muffin cups ¾ full. Bake 15-20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Do not over bake.
  8. Let muffins cool a few minutes then, transfer to a wire rack to cool. Muffins can be stored in an airtight container, at room temperature for 2 to 3 days, or frozen for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Information:

  • Serving Size (1 muffin):
  • Calories 170
  • Total Fat 5g
  • Saturated Fat 3g
  • Sodium 250mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 29g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Protein 4g
Nutrition Software Used: 
Esha Food Processor