Pear-Oatmeal Muffins

Yield: 1 1/2 dozen (serving size: 1 muffin)
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 166
  • Calories from fat: 23%
  • Fat: 4.2g
  • Saturated fat: 0.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.7g
  • Protein: 3.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 28.4g
  • Fiber: 1.4g
  • Cholesterol: 13mg
  • Iron: 1.2mg
  • Sodium: 150mg
  • Calcium: 71mg

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats, divided
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 cups chopped ripe pear
  • 3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup light ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 large egg
  • Cooking spray

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Combine 1/2 cup oats, flour, and next 6 ingredients (flour through allspice) in a large bowl. Stir in pear, and make a well in center of mixture. Combine buttermilk and next 5 ingredients (buttermilk through egg), and stir well with a whisk. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist. Spoon batter into 18 muffin cups coated with cooking spray; sprinkle 1/2 cup oats evenly over batter.
  3. Bake at 400° for 18 minutes or until done. Remove from pans immediately, and cool on a wire rack.
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