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Pear, Ginger and Macadamia Nut Mini Muffins

Pear, Ginger, and Macadamia Nut Mini Muffins

Delectable mini muffins bursting with autumn flavors and crunch

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword macadamia nut, mini muffins
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Cooling Time 5 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 18 servings
Calories 134 kcal
Author Adapted from Art Smith via Diabetic Living

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1 large pear peeled, cored, and chopped (about 8 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted macadamia nuts chopped
  • 1/4 cup crystallized ginger finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat 36 mini muffin cups (1 3/4-inch) with cooking spray.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, ground ginger, and salt. In a second bowl, combine sugar, apple juice, oil, and egg. Pour juice mixture into dry ingredients and mix just until smooth. Fold in pear, macadamia nuts and half (2 tablespoons) of the crystallized ginger.

  3. Spoon into muffin cups and sprinkle with remaining crystallized ginger.

  4. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until the muffins spring back when lightly pressed. Cool in pan on wire rack for 5 minutes, then remove from pan. Serve warm or at room temperature.