Pear-Sage Muffins

Any firm pear will work well in these muffins — or, give an apple a try.

Makes: 8 muffins Total time: 30 minutes

1 341 3/4cups all-purpose flour
22Tbsp. sugar
11Tbsp. baking powder
11tsp. kosher salt
12 1/2tsp. black pepper
11 medium red pear,
cored and diced
13 1/3cup chopped toasted walnuts
11Tbsp. minced fresh sage
34 3/4cup whole milk
44Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
11 egg, lightly beaten

Preheat oven to 400° with rack in middle position. Coat a 12-cup muffin pan with nonstick spray or line with paper liners.

Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and pepper in a bowl; stir in pear, walnuts, and sage.

Combine milk, butter, and egg in a bowl, then stir into flour mixture. Scoop batter into 8 cups of prepared muffin pan. Bake muffins until golden brown, 18–22 minutes.

Nutrition Information
Per serving : 222 cal; 10g total fat (4g sat); 41mg chol; 465mg sodium; 29g carb; 1g fiber; 5g protein