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Ginger Pear Muffins Recipe

Ginger Pear Muffins Recipe

This wonderful recipe has been in my files for years. The chunks of fresh pear make each bite moist and delicious. —Lorraine Caland, Thunder Bay, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:18 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups chopped peeled fresh pears
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons butter, melted

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, beat brown sugar, oil and egg until well blended. Beat in buttermilk. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, ginger, salt and cinnamon; gradually beat into buttermilk mixture until blended. Stir in pears. Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full.
  • 2. For topping, combine brown sugar and ginger. Stir in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over batter.
  • 3. Bake 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Serve warm. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 muffin equals 174 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 162 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.