Spiced Pear-Almond Muffins


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Dietary: Clean Eating, Gluten-Free, Kosher, Peanut-Free, Soy-Free, Vegetarian, Whole Grain

Rich toasted almond meal make these muffins positively delicious.

Prep: 10 min
Total Time: 48 min
Yield: 12 muffins



Ingredients

Directions

  • To toast almond flour/meal: heat in a skillet over medium heat for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown in color, stirring frequently to prevent scorching and burning. Remove from heat and allow cooling.
     
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Place paper liners in12-14 muffin cups. Melt butter in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add pears, 2 Tbsp. sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Sauté until pears are soft and mixture has become caramelized, about 3 minutes. Remove pan from heat and set aside for pears to cool.
     
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk pancake mix, almond meal and 1/2 cup sugar together. Make a well in the center of the mixture and add cooked pears, eggs and vanilla. Stir until just combined and evenly mixed.
     
  • Divide batter equally into 12-14 prepared muffin cups and sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake in preheated oven 18-20 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes in the pan and then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling completely. Store cooled muffins in an airtight container for up to three days.