- 2 medium pears
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and set aside to cool + extra for brushing
- 125 g granulated sugar
- 240 ml buttermilk
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1-1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- 75 g oats
- 120 g all-purpose flour
- 60 g whole wheat flour
- ¾ teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
- ½ teaspoons ground nutmeg
- ¾ g coarse salt
- 120 g toasted hazelnuts, coarsely chopped
- 85 g chocolate, cut into pieces (optional)
Chocolate and Pear Muffins
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- Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
- Grease a 12 cup muffin pan or line with parchment paper.
- Peel the pears. Cut them in half and remove the core and seeds. Grate them with a cheese grater using the thick blades, over a large bowl. You should have about a cup full of grated pears.
- Add the melted butter, sugar, buttermilk, eggs and vanilla. Stir to combine.
- In another bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder, spices and salt, ½ cup of chopped hazelnuts and chocolate pieces (optional).
- Combine the two mixtures and gently fold just until combined. Do not over mix.
- Pour batter into muffin pan. Sprinkle with the remaining chopped hazelnuts.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden or until you can pierce them with a toothpick that will come out dry and clean.
- When ready, remove from oven and set aside to cool for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and let them cool completely on a wire rack.
- Can be stored in a container at room temperature for 3-4 days.
Nutrition information per portion
Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.
Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.
Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.
The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.
Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.
It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.
They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.
A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily
*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.
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