Spiced Apple and Pear Muffins

img_3450Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 1⁄2 cup olive oil
  • 2 cups diced pears, and/or apples
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup brown cane sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Directions:

  1. Whisk together eggs, milk, and oil until completely blended.
  2. Stir in diced fruit.
  3. Combine remaining ingredients in separate bowl.
  4. Add dry to wet ingredients and stir just until blended.
  5. Let batter sit for 15-20 minutes: this is optional, but I think it makes the muffins rise higher.
  6. Divide batter between 20 greased muffin cups and bake at 400 F for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown on top.

Tip:  You can substitute half of the flour with oats/oat flour for a slightly different taste and a healthier option!

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