What To Eat For Breakfast To Lose Weight

Pear-almond muffins Ginger- and honey-laced cream cheese complements these pear-packed muffins. they're great for breakfast or for a midmorning snack.

Pear-almond muffins

Ginger- and honey-laced cream cheese complements these pear-packed muffins.
they're great for breakfast or for a midmorning snack.

The ingredients

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/4 cup cooking oil

1 cup whole bran cereal

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup chopped, peeled pears

1/4 cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed

1 recipe ginger-cream spread

2 tablespoons finely chopped almonds

1 cup skim milk

preparation

1 : Lightly coat 14 to 16 muffin cups with cooking spray or line with paper bake cups; set side.

2 : In a large bowl stir together flour, brown sugar, baking powder,ginger, and salt. Add pears,stirring to coat.

3: In a medium bowl stir together the cereal and milk; let cereal mixture stand for 5 minutes.
stir in egg product and oil; add to the pear mixture, stirring just until moistened.
(if desired, cover and refeigerate the batter in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Bake as many muffins as needed.)

4 : Spoon batter into prepared cups, filling each tree-quarters full. Sprinkle with nuts.
Bake in a 400° oven for 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the centers comes out clean.

5 : Cool on a wire rack about 5 minutes. Remove from cups. Serve warm with ginger-cream spread. makes 14 to 16 muffins.