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Pear Spice Muffins

Diabetic Recipe

Tender Pear Spice Muffins spiced with cinnnamon and nutmeg. Add plumped currants or raisins for extra sweet, chewy goodness.

Pear Spice Muffins

Recipe Ingredients

1 can (16-ounces) pears, drained and diced
3/4 cup apple juice concentrate
1-1/2 tablespoons vanilla
3/4 cup unbleached white flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
3/8 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup wheat bran
2-1/2 tablespoons olive oil
2 egg whites or 1/3-cup egg substitute
1/3 cup currants plumped (or raisins, if currants unavailable)

Recipe Directions

Preheat oven to 350-degrees.

Combine apple juice concentrate and vanilla. Soak chopped pears in this mixture while preparing the remaining ingredients.

Preheat oven to 350-degrees. Meanwhile, mix together dry ingredients: flour, soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and bran. Add oil, lightly beaten egg whites, and plumped currants to the pear mixture, and gently stir. Pour this over the dry ingredients, and mix with a fork, just until moistened.

Fill muffin cups 3/4 full, and bake at 350 degrees for 13 to 18 minutes.

Muffins are done when they spring back to the touch or a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool 10 to 15 minutes.

Recipe Note

If you cannot use sugar at all, you can subsitute honey, applesauce, or natural fruit.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 12 muffins