Pear-Walnut Muffins






1-1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2/3 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour or
all-purpose flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1-1/4 cup pear, finely chopped
1/3 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped and toasted
3/4 cup 2% low-fat milk
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 lg. egg, lightly beaten
Cooking spray
1 tbsp. granulated sugar


Preheat oven to 400°F. Combine first 6 ingredients in a medium bowl; stir well. Add pear and walnuts; toss gently to coat. Make a well in center of mixture. Combine milk, oil, and egg; and stir well. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist (dough will be sticky). Divide batter evenly among 12 muffin cups coated with cooking spray; sprinkle with granulated sugar. Bake at 400°F for 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove muffins from pans immediately; let cool on a wire rack.

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1 Recipe Reviews


ryansnyder reviewed Pear-Walnut Muffins on September 29, 1999

A little dry, but still good. I would recommend adding something for a little moisture: 1/4-1/2 cup pears or some water. I really needed to find a use for the pears that I had just picked, and this did the trick.