With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Spiced Pear and Walnut Muffins

Monday, September 21, 2009

Spiced Pear and Walnut Muffins

Spiced Pear & Walnut Muffins
Recipe by Dragon's Kitchen
Makes: 12 muffins
Ingredients:
2 pears, peeled, cored and diced
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 bananas, mashed
2 eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup walnuts
Topping:
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup flour
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease or line muffin tins.
2. Combine the pears and sugars. Toss until the pears are well coated.
3. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Set aside.
4. Beat together bananas, eggs, oil and vanilla until blended. Add the dry ingredients into the banana mixture; mix well.
5. Fold in pears and walnuts just until combined. Spoon into prepared muffin cups, dividing batter equally.
6. For the topping, combine brown sugar, chopped walnuts, flour, butter and cinnamon. Sprinkle evenly over the muffins.
7. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden.
 
 

7 comments:

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Sounds and looks yummy!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Sounds delicious! I will be giving this a try very soon! :)

Janice said...

Stop, stop, you are making me so hungry looking at all these lovely pear treats! No really, don't stop lol!

crochet lady said...

Those look great, i've never really used pears much in cooking.

Laura said...

These look delicious. There is a wonderful pear salad recipe on Once Upon a Plate.

Laura

Miss Jen said...

YUM....
they look scrumptious!!! :>)

Love~ Miss Jen

The Watts Family said...

Wow those look absolutely Fabulous!! ~Blessings Heather :D

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