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Pear-Walnut Muffins

Yield 1 dozen
A sprinkling of sugar on top gives these muffins a sweet, crispy crust.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour or all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 cups finely chopped pear
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 3/4 cup 2% low-fat milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

Nutrition Information

  • calories 175
  • caloriesfromfat 27 %
  • fat 5.3 g
  • satfat 0.9 g
  • monofat 1.4 g
  • polyfat 2.6 g
  • protein 4.3 g
  • carbohydrate 28.6 g
  • fiber 1.7 g
  • cholesterol 20 mg
  • iron 1.5 mg
  • sodium 115 mg
  • calcium 104 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.

  2. 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).

  3. Divide batter evenly among 12 muffin cups coated with cooking spray; sprinkle with granulated sugar. Bake at 400° 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.