Vanilla Pear Muffins

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This vanilla and pear muffin recipe results in tender, light, and deliciously moist muffins. Vanilla and pear are a flavor-match made in heaven, and with the added goodness of whole wheat flour, these sweet vanilla pear muffins are great for breakfast or a snack. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. These muffins do not freeze well.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 dozen muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup low-fat vanilla yogurt

  • ½ cup canola oil

  • 1 egg

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 ripe pear - peeled, cored, and diced

  • ½ cup chopped pecans

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Grease or line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.

  2. Whisk whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Whisk yogurt, oil, egg, and vanilla extract together in a separate bowl until smooth. Stir yogurt mixture into flour mixture until batter is just mixed; fold in pear and pecans. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups.

  3. Place muffin tin in the preheated oven; reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake until tops of muffins are browned and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool in the tin for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Cook's Note:

Select a firm-fleshed pear such as the Bosc variety, as a softer fleshed pear will tend to melt into the batter.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

240 Calories
13g Fat
28g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 240
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 171mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 62mg 5%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 111mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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