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Gingerbread Pear Muffins

Makes: 12 servings
Prep 25 mins Cool 10 mins Bake 350°F 15 mins
Gingerbread Pear Muffins
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1  teaspoon  baking powder
  • 1  teaspoon  ground ginger
  • 1  teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1/2  teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 2/3  cup  mild-flavored molasses
  • 1/4  cup  butter, melted
  • 1/4  cup  packed brown sugar
  • 1  egg
  • 1/2  cup  boiling water
  • 2  small pears, cut in 6 wedges each
  • 3  ounces  dark or bittersweet chocolate broken in small pieces
  •  Raw sugar, optional
Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly coat twelve 2-1/2-inch muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray and flour.

2. In large bowl combine flour, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. In a second bowl whisk together molasses, butter, brown sugar, and egg. Pour into flour mixture. Stir until combined. Whisk in boiling water. Divide evenly among muffin cups. Add 1 pear wedge to each muffin, press lightly.

3. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Sprinkle with raw sugar. Add chocolate piece to top of muffins. Cool in pan on rack 10 minutes. Use table knife to smooth melted chocolate. Remove from cups. Cool completely on wire rack. Makes 12.

Nutrition Facts (Gingerbread Pear Muffins)
  • Servings Per Recipe 12,
  • cal. (kcal) 221,
  • Fat, total (g) 7,
  • chol. (mg) 29,
  • sat. fat (g) 4,
  • carb. (g) 39,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 1,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • sugar (g) 21,
  • pro. (g) 1,
  • vit. A (IU) 146,
  • vit. C (mg) 1,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 1,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 32,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 163,
  • Potassium (mg) 337,
  • calcium (mg) 61,
  • iron (mg) 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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