Saturday, November 1, 2008

A-PEAR-antly...I Love Muffins

First off...some Halloween pictures!! My niece, Reese, was a princess. A very original idea, I know. But, seriously...super cute!

So I used to think Johnny Depp was the cutest pirate, but....

I think I was wrong.

And how cute are my nieces?!!!

So on with the show....I stayed with my niece and nephew last night since my sister and her hubs left for Arizona super early this morning. I decided to make Pear Muffins, at the the wonderful suggestion of Erica (*thanks, Erica!) and my sweet teeth was demanding it.
1/2 c. plain nonfat yogurt
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 egg
1 1/2 c. flour
3/4 c. sugar
2 tablespoons baking soda
1/4 tspn. salt
1 diced pear
Mix together yogurt, oil, and egg, and set aside. Mix all dry ingredients in bowl, and slowly add in the yogurt mixture. Add in diced pear. Spray muffin tins with Pam (or use liners....we were out, and I was scurred to take these 2 to the grocery by myself at 8 a.m.!), and bake 12/-14 minutes at 400 degrees or until golden brown.

They were so soft and I had to have one fresh out of the oven. So yummy! The actual muffin tasted a little corn breadish (which I LOVE), and the pears were a great compliment.
The food critic: Reese can be a pretty picky eater. I didn't think she liked pears, but I was hoping't notice. ;-)

Unfortunately, when I got her bowl, she told me she "picked out all the apples. I like apples, Aunt Holly, but not in muffins." Um...okay. Good to know. :-) Oh, well...maybe next time I'll puree the pears?!


Erica said...

Nice recipe! Haha how cute are they? Thank you for the submission!!

VeggieGirl said...

Aww, such cute costumes!! And I love the Elmo trick-or-treat basket, haha :0)

Great muffins for this week's BSI challenge!

CDlover said...

Erica - thank you! Of course, I have a sweet tooth and just needed an excuse for muffins. :-)

VeggieGirl - isn't that basket adorable?! I think after the age of 8 I started using a pillow case. :-O

Anonymous said...

Aww so cute! Hey, if you haven't entered already, I have a ZAP giveaway contest goin gon at my blog. You just have to leave a comment telling me "What motivates you to stay healthy"

CDlover said...

StevianSpice - Thank you...I'm a sucker for a contest! :-) And I love trying new things (and by "things" of course I mean "food"). That is definitely something I need to work on!

Anonymous said...

Too cute! I love Halloween!

Fitnessista said...

they are precious!!!! princess costumes like that make me loathe the cheapy not-as-sparkly ones i had to wear when i was little
so cute she thought they were apples :D
enjoy your night!

Holly said...

Fitnessista - hahaha...I know! My mom would sometimes make our costumes (God love her!) princess costume was more pauper-ish. :-) I blame that on why I love sparkles so much now!

WeightingGame said...

i want to eat them up! (the kiddies, I mean). too cute!