spiced pear muffins

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By Amy Alusa
from Chico, CA

This comes from Linda Jachhimstal via Taste of Home, 2000. I really like them...I am beginning to think of myself as the muffin queen. These have a really nice, unusual but delicious flavor I think. We like them and hope you do as well! Tell us what you think!

serves 2 dz mini or 14 standard size muffins
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min

Ingredients For spiced pear muffins

  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar, packed
  • 1/8 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • 1
  • 1 c
    (8 oz) plain yogurt
  • 1/ c
    vegetable oil
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 1/2 c
    pears, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/3 c
    walnuts, chopped

How To Make spiced pear muffins

  • 1
    In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. In another bowl, beat the egg, yogurt, oil and molasses until smooth.
  • 2
    Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, and pour in the wet ingredients. Stir together, but just until moistened. Fold in the pears, raisins and nuts.
  • 3
    Fill greased muffin cups (or place cup liners in the cups) about 3/4 full. Bake mini muffins at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes (or standard size muffin/cupcake cups for 18-22 minutes) until muffins test done. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Serve warm. Yield: 2 dozen mini muffins or 14 standard sized muffins.

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