nutritional information

Per Muffin:

  • Calories: 185
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Total Fat: 6 g
  • Saturated Fat: <1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 31 g
  • Cholesterol: 29 mg
  • Sodium: 202 mg
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Sugar: 17 g

Ginger-Pear Muffins

Makes 15 muffins

If you like extra ginger zing, fold 1/2 cup finely diced candied ginger into the batter for these tender muffins.
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 Tbs. ground ginger
  • 1 Tbs. grated lemon zest
  • 2 ¼ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • ⅓ cup canola oil
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup low-fat milk
  • 3 Bosc, Comice, or Concorde pears, peeled and cut into ½-inch chunks (2 cups)

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat 15 muffin pan cups with cooking spray.


2. Whisk together flours, ginger, lemon zest, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in bowl.


3. Whisk together eggs and oil in separate bowl. Whisk in sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla. Whisk in milk.


4. Stir flour mixture into egg mixture until no lumps remain. Stir in pears.


5. Scoop batter into prepared muffin cups. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center of 1 muffin comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan. Unmold onto wire rack.

October 2010 p.68

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