Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Ingredients and Preparation
Ingredients Measures Quick-cooking oats 1 cup, divided All-purpose flour 2½ cups Baking powder 1 tablespoon Baking soda 1 teaspoon Cinnamon ¼ teaspoon Nutmeg ¼ teaspoon Allspice ¼ teaspoon Chopped ripe pear 4 cups Low-fat buttermilk ¾ cup Light ricotta cheese 1/3 cup Vegetable oil ¼ cup Vanilla extract 1 tablespoon
Preheat oven to 400ºF. Combine ½ cup oats, flour, and next 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Stir in pear, and make a well in center of mixture. Combine buttermilk and next 5 ingredients (buttermilk through egg), and stir well with a whisk. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist. Spoon batter into 12 muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle ½ cup oats evenly over batter. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until done. Remove from pans immediately, and cool on a wire rack.
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