Spiced Pear Muffins (Source: adapted from breakfast.food.com)

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Ingredients:

1 1/3 cup flour

1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

2/3 cup sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ginger

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/8 teaspoon cloves

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup yogurt

1 large egg

1 1/2 cup diced pears

Topping-

1 tablespoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ginger

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

2. Peel and dice the pears. You will want to dice them quite small.

3. Mix all the dry ingredients in a medium bowl. In another bowl add the vegetable oil, vanilla, yogurt, and egg, blend together. 

4. Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients and stir just until blended. Add the diced pears and carefully fold in.

5. Mix the topping ingredients together.

6. Light grease muffin tins. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin tins, filling them 2/3 of the way full. Sprinkle the batter with the topping mixture and place in the preheat oven. Bake for 15 to 50 minutes or until muffins spring back when touched lightly in the center. Remove for muffins from tins and cool on wire racks.