Cinnamon Pear Buckwheat Muffins

Simple ingredients equals rockin’ muffin nutrition.  They have just a hint of sweetness, plenty of protein, good carbs and chia fiber (thumbs up source of calcium) so that your blood sugar is stable, and you’re calm, which makes them a grab and go for the high functioning non-morning humanoid. Done the night before, keeps out the door a bit more stress free for a 6:30 am meeting on a Friday of all days. This is considered a complete meal if you eat all of them; I like a half recipe with some almond butter.

Method

  • Put in the blender
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 medium Anjou, Bartlett or Comice pear, cored and sliced
  • 2 t cinnamon
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 2 T chia seeds
  • 1/2 t sea salt
  • 12-16 drops liquid stevia
  • Take out of blender and place in large bowl to fold in dry ingredients
  • 1/2 t baking powder
  • 1/3 C buckwheat
  • Stir in 1/4 C raisins (or leave out for less carbs)
  • Spoon into muffin tins.  I used the mini muffin cups and got 16 out of this recipe.  Standard muffin tins would be about 6.

Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes for the minis and about 25 for the standard.  Serve with your favorite nut butter. Calories are per 1 large muffin without the raisins. Per muffin raisins add 20 calories, mostly simple carbs.  I’d leave out the raisins on a detox. Personal preference here, but if you won’t eat them without them, then put the raisins in.

*Note, I since have modified these so that there is a bit more flour as the original recipe was not dense enough.  If you like your muffins less dense then use 1/4 C buckwheat flour. Comice pears are sweeter.

Nutrition Facts
Servings 6.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 106
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4 g 6 %
Saturated Fat 1 g 5 %
Monounsaturated Fat 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 93 mg 31 %
Sodium 41 mg 2 %
Potassium 98 mg 3 %
Total Carbohydrate 13 g 4 %
Dietary Fiber 4 g 16 %
Sugars 3 g
Protein 5 g 11 %
Vitamin A 3 %
Vitamin C 2 %
Calcium 6 %
Iron 6 %
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