Thursday, October 18, 2012

Pear Muffins with Candied Walnut Streusel

leaves and flours vegan pear and candied walnut streusel muffins

Pear Muffins with a Candied Walnut Streusel
This will make 6 jumbo muffins or a dozen standard size.

1/4 cup Earth Balance
1/3 cup Turbinado
1/4 cup applesauce
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup almond milk
2& 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 large pear, chopped

Streusel topping
1/2 cup candied walnuts*
1/4 cup flour
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbl brown sugar
2 tbl turbinado
2 tbl Earth Balance

Preheat oven to 350F. Cream Earth Balance and sugar. Add applesauce, vanilla, & milk. In a separate bowl whisk together flour, baking powder salt, and cinnamon. Add half the dry mixture to the wet, mix to incorporate, and repeat. Fold in the pear. Fill liners 3/4 full with batter.
Chop candied walnuts to very tiny pieces. Combine all dry streusel ingredients. Melt the Earth Balance, drizzle it over the mixture, and blend using a fork and some patience. Sprinkle on top of muffins. Bake for 28-33 minutes or until toothpick comes out cleanly.
*There are tons of recipes for candied nuts, but the one I used was from Vegan Food Gifts

leaves and flours vegan pear and candied walnut streusel muffins

1 comment:

  1. "a fork and some patience" . . . i love you! these look delicious. pears aren't something i ever buy but you are surely convincing me to.