Wednesday, February 11, 2009

GINGER PEAR MUFFINS



The muffin man came calling again to my street and not Drury Lane. So glad he did.

One of my favorite snacks in the evening is a half of an ounce of crystalized ginger and about 5 pecan halves. It's a little amount but it is big on flavor and seems to satisfy my sweet tooth without making me want more. That's a very good thing!

So I have these beautiful Bosc pears that wanted a piece of the ginger action. Yup- I made some yummy ginger pear muffins. These cute and tastey little babies are 123 calories. Another breakfast treat!

GINGER PEAR MUFFINS

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 oz crystalized ginger
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup light sour cream
1/2 cup skim milk
1 egg or a 1/4 cup egg beaters
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 cups bosc pears, chopped
12 pecan halves

Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and ginger in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl combine chopped pears, cinnamon, lemon juice and sugar. In a 2 cup measuring cup, measure out milk, sour cream and add the egg. Pour the milk mixture into the dry mixture. Add the pear mixture and the crystalized ginger. Place a pecan halve on top of each muffin. Spoon into muffin cups, 12. Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes.

5 comments:

kat said...

Oh, I wonder if I can make these with the jar of spiced pear from my MIL

Shelly said...

I really like it that you're putting the calorie count on your posts these days...these sound really yummy.

Sara said...

These sure sound good, I love cooking with pears

The Food Librarian said...

All those flavors are my favorites!!! Can't wait to make these.

Grace said...

even without a picture, i know these would be luscious. :)

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