Monday, September 22, 2008

Pear-Walnut Muffins

1 c. flour
1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1/2 c. packed brown sugar
2 t. baking powder
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. ginger
1/8 t. salt
1 egg
1/2 c. oil
1/2 c. plain yogurt
1/2 t. vanilla
1 pear finely chopped
3 T. finely chopped walnuts
2 T. brown sugar

Stir together flours, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger and salt. Make a well in center of flour mixture. In a bowl beat egg; stir in oil, yogurt, and vanilla. Add all at once to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Stir in pear.

Lightly grease twelve muffin cups or line with paper bake cups; fill two-thirds full. For topping, combine walnuts and the 2 tablespoons brown sugar; sprinkle onto batter in cups. Bake in a 400 degree F oven about 20 minutes or until golden. Serve warm. Makes 12 muffins.

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