Cardamon-Almond Muffins Recipe

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat 10 muffin wells with non-stick spray. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a medium bowl, stir together remaining ingredients. The cornstarch will tend to stick together as a lump; make certain it is completely dissolved in the liquid. Pour dry ingredients in to wet and stir just long enough to mix completely. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin wells (the wells will be about half-full). Bake muffins for 25-30 minutes, until tops are lightly golden. Allow the muffins to rest a few minutes before removing to a cooling rack. Serve, or cool completely and store in an air-tight container up to two days.

Step 2

Pear puree: Puree is easily made by blending, until smooth, half of the fruit in a 15 oz. container of canned pears (packed in fruit juice is preferable) . "Baby food" pureed pears are an even faster alternative.

Note: If pears packed in juice are used, 1/4 cup of the juice can be substituted for 1/4 of the soy milk and the sweetener omitted.

From Fatfree Digest April-May 1994

Things You'll Need

  • 1 1/2c Whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 1/2ts Baking powder
  • 1ts Baking soda
  • 1/2ts Salt
  • 1ts Ground cardamom
  • 3/4c Soy milk
  • 1/2 Cup
  • 2ts Pear puree (directions follow)
  • 2ts Lemon juice
  • 1ts Almond extract
  • 1ts Vanilla
  • 1ts Artificial sugar substitute (or 2 Tbsp Sucanat)
  • 2tb Cornstarch

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