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Chocolate & Pear Muffins

What you need: 

2 egg replacements (http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=7678.0)
1 1/2 cups home cooked pears or 2 cups canned
1/4 cup syrup from canned/cooked pears, diced
1/2 cup nondairy milk (I use soy)
1/4 cup sunflower oil
1/2 cup pureed pears or applesauce
1 1/2 cups wheat, barley or rye flour
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon powdered ginger
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips, optional

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 320 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper muffin cups.
2. Prepare the egg replacer in a small bowl. Add pears to the bowl along with the syrup, milk, oil and pear/applesauce.
3. Sift and combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Pour the wet mixture into the dry, and stir well with a wooden spoon. If using chocolate chips, stir them in.
4. Spoon the batter into muffin cups and bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick poked into the center comes out clean.
Source of recipe: This recipe was very loosely based on Mocha Muffins: http://dairyfreecooking.about.com/od/muffinsbiscuits/r/mochamuffins.htm

Preparation Time: 
5 minutes, Cooking time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 
20 minutes
Servings: 
12
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

i messed these up but they still turned out really good! I somehow forgot to add the 2/3 cup sugar so they weren't that sweet.  I did add 1/3 cup or so of chocolate chips, so that did add (just barely) enough sweetness.  I also simmered two chopped pears in water and a little brown sugar for about 15 mins (that gave me just over 1.5 cups.)  these are great muffins.  they would be better with some more sugar, but i probably wouldn't add the entire 2/3 cups if using the chocolate chips. 

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any suggestions for how I should cook the pears?  i hope to make this tomorrow. :)

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