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Healthified Ginger-Pear Muffins

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50% less cholesterol • 84% less sat fat than the original recipe. This batter keeps in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, so you can bake the muffins all at once or a few at a time.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 15

Ingredients

11/4
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
3/4
cup packed brown sugar
1
tablespoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon ground ginger
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
cup chopped pear
1
cup Fiber One® cereal
1
cup fat-free milk
1/4
cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed
1/4
cup cooking oil
2
tablespoons finely chopped almonds
1
recipe Ginger-Cream Spread (below)

Directions

  • 1 Preheat oven to 400ºF. In a large bowl, stir together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, ginger, and salt. Add pear, stirring to coat. Stir together cereal and milk; let stand 5 minutes. Stir egg product and oil into cereal mixture; add to pear mixture, stirring just until moistened.
  • 2 Spray 14 to 16 muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray or line with paper bake cups. Spoon batter into cups, filling 3/4 full. Sprinkle with nuts. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near centers comes out clean. Serve warm with Ginger-Cream Spread.
  • 3 Ginger-Cream Spread: In a small bowl, combine 2/3 of an 8-ounce tub fat-free cream cheese, 1 tablespoon honey, and 1 tablespoon finely chopped crystallized ginger or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger until mixed.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take: Healthified

  • Calories Reduced By 60
  • Fat Reduced By 5g
  • Dietary Fiber Added 2g
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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
170
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
160mg
160%;
Total Carbohydrate
29g
29%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
16g
16%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Before After
2 cups all-purpose flour 11/4 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/2 cup chopped dried pear 1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup whole milk 1 cup chopped pear
1 egg 1 cup Fiber One® cereal
1/3 cup cooking oil 1 cup fat-free milk
1/4 cup finely chopped almonds 1/4 cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed
3/4 cup packaged cream cheese spread 1/4 cup cooking oil
2 tablespoons finely chopped almonds
1 recipe Ginger-Cream Spread (below)
Nutritional Highlights
Calories
 
 
230 (before)
170 (after)
Cholesterol
 
 
30 mg (before)
15 mg (after)
Dietary Fiber
 
 
1 g (before)
3 g (after)
Saturated Fat
 
 
3 g (before)
1/2 g (after)
Total Fat
 
 
10 g (before)
5 g (after)

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We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 07/16/2012. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
170
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
160mg
160%;
Total Carbohydrate
29g
29%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
16g
16%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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