P90X Recipes > Desserts > P90x Pear And Granola Muffins Recipe
- Lemon Juice (10.0 wedge yields)
- Lemon Peel (10.0 tbsp)
- Baking Powder (Low Sodium) (10.0 oz)
- Pear Nectar (7.5 cup)
- Brown Sugar (20.0 tbsp)
- Nutmeg (Ground) (10.0 tsp)
- Low Fat Granola (5.0 cup)
- Whole Wheat Flour (10.0 cup)
- White Wheat Flour (All Purpose) (10.0 cup)
- Egg White (20.0 egg whites)
- Pears (20.0 cups, chopped)
- Vegetable Oil (20.0 tbsp)
Here’s a P90X diet recipe for Pear and Granola Muffins.
- Start by preparing the oven where the muffins will be baked. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a large mixing bowl, add 3/4 cup of pear nectar, 2 egg whites, 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, and 1 teaspoon of grated lemon peel. Whisk them together when added into the bowl. Set aside.
- Get a medium sized bowl. Add 1 cup of whole wheat flour, 1 cup of all-purpose flour, and 2/3 cup of brown sugar. Stir well and make sure there are no sugar lumps in the mixture.
- Next, add 1/2 cup of low-fat granola, 1 tablespoon of baking powder, ½ teaspoon of ground nutmeg, and salt. Stir to mix.
- Add 1 and ¼ cups of chopped pears. Toss so the pears will be coated with the mixture.
- Put the flour mixture with pears in the large bowl containing the egg mixture. Stir until well-blended.
- When the mixture is ready, pour it to 10 muffin cups coated with oil or butter or cooking spray. If your muffin cups are small add more than 10 cups until the mixture is all used.
- Put the muffin cups into the oven and start baking. Bake for 20 minutes or until the muffin color becomes golden brown.
- You can also use a tester that is inserted into the center. Once it came out clean, that means your muffins are ready.
- When you’re done baking your muffins, take them out from the oven. Take each out of the muffin cups.
- Place your freshly baked pear and granola muffins in a serving plate. Serve and enjoy.
- Facts on Pears:
To prevent browning of peeled and cut pears, dip them in a mild solution of 50% water and 50% lemon juice. This is a natural oxidation process that won’t affect the taste and quality of the pears.
Refrigerate only ripe pears. Do not refrigerate unripe pears because it will delay further ripening of the fruit. If you want to ripe the pears you should leave them at room temperature.
To speed up ripening, put the unripe pears in a bowl at room temperature near other ripening fruit like bananas which will naturally give off ethylene. When your pears are over-ripe, blend them and make smoothies, soups, sauces, and purees.
If you will pick pears from trees here are some reminders that you need to consider:
If the pear is easily separated and picked from the twigs then that mean it is ready for picking, otherwise do not force to pick it, if it is hard to pull off the tree that simply means it isn’t ready.
Pears that are ready to be picked have a feeling of springiness to its flesh. You can close your hand around one pear and squeeze. If it feels hard, that means it’s not yet ready.
To pick pears, firmly hold the fruit and twist or roll it to make the stem separate from the tree. You should also check its color. Yellow pear means ripe and ready, green means they are not yet ready to be picked.
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Nutritional Information for 1 Serving