Pear Chocolate Chip Pecan Muffins

These easy muffins are only 155 calories per serving.
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  • 16 muffinsServings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled 
oats, divided
  • 2 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/4 cups whole buttermilk
  • 5 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tbsp safflower oil
  • 2 1/2 cups finely chopped pears
  • 5 tbsp dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup chopped unsalted pecans
  • 2 tsp Sucanat

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. In a blender, pulverize 2 1/2 cups oats into a fine flour. In a large bowl, combine oat flour, remaining 1/2 cup oats, 2 tsp cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a small bowl, whisk egg; stir in buttermilk, maple syrup and oil. Add egg mixture to flour mixture and stir until just combined. Fold in pears, chocolate chips and pecans.
  2. In a small bowl, toss together Sucanat and remaining 1/4 tsp cinnamon.
  3. Line cups of 2 standard muffin tins with 16 paper liners. Fill each liner three-quarters full with batter. Sprinkle 1/8 tsp Sucanat mixture over batter in each liner. (Fill empty muffin cups with 2 to 3 tbsp water so tins won’t warp during baking.) Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let muffins cool in tins for 10 minutes, then remove and cool muffins completely on wire racks.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 muffin
  • Calories: 155
  • Carbohydrate Content: 225 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 14 mg
  • Fat Content: 65 g
  • Fiber Content: 3 g
  • Protein Content: 35 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 2 g
  • Sodium Content: 130 mg
  • Sugar Content: 9 g
  • Trans Fat Content: 2 g