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Sunday, 8 October 2017
Back to my idea to make pear muffins. At first I was determined to make Karen's savoury pear walnut and goats cheese muffins at Lavender and Lovage. Then I found I didn't have enough walnuts. Back to the drawing board! I found a simple sweet pear muffin recipe instead.
eganopoulous's muffins with pear puree.) I also gave a muffin to our neighbour who was looking after the cat while we were away.
We didn't end up taking many muffins away as we had plenty of food with us. So they were neglected and I can report they don't last many days. However a few muffins went into the freezer and I am looking forward to one for morning tea tomorrow to cheer me up about being back to work after our holiday.
More pear recipes on Green Gourmet Giraffe:
Avocado, pear and pecan salad (gf)
Cheese stuffed pears (gf)
Pear and spice cake
Pear and walnut chutney (gf, v)
Rhubarb and pear crumble
Adapted from Super Food Ideas via taste.com
Makes 12 muffins
1 cup wholemeal flour, sifted
1/2 cup self-raising flour, sifted
1/2 cup almond meal
1/4 cup brown sugar
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
3 pears, peeled, diced
2/3 cup milk
1/4 cup olive oil
1 egg or 1 flax egg
2 tbsp brown sugar, extra
2 tbsp almond meal
Great a 12 hole muffin tin at preheat oven to 200 C. If using flax egg mix 1 tbsp flax meal (linseed meal) and 3 tbsp water in a small bowl and set aside. Mix flours, almond meal, sugar, cinnamon and pears in a medium to large mixing bowl. Stir in milk, olive oil and egg (or flax egg). Spoon into muffin tin. Mix extra almond meal and brown sugar in small bowl. Sprinkle over batter in muffin tin. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown and a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Best eaten within a day or two.
NOTES: I used a flax egg and soy milk so these were vegan. This and the low sugar content might be why they didn't last long but they were excellent fresh and good the next day.
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