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Pear Muffins

I love pears, but they're never ripe when you buy them, and they seem to take so long to ripen.  Half the time I totally forget about them until they're overripe, and then I feel guilty for throwing them out.  The last time this happened I decided to try using them to make muffins and it worked!  The spices weren't quite right, but on the second try they came out tasting the way I had hoped. time you have overripe pears, or are just craving something warm and sweet, try these.  I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

Pear Muffins

1 cup fully ripe or overripe pears (about 2 medium) cored, peeled, and mashed (a pastry blender works well for mashing)
2 eggs
1/3 Cup granulated sugar
1/2 Cup oil
1/2 Cup golden raisins (optional)
Combine above ingredients in large bowl and mix well.  In a smaller bowl combine:
1-3/4 Cups Four Flour Bean Mix
1/2 tsp xanthan gum
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

Preheat oven to 400.  Grease 12 muffin tins.  Add dry mixture to wet mixture and stir together until mixed.  Do not overbeat.  Spoon into prepared pans.  Bake for 15-20 minutes.  Remove from pans and cool on rack.  Makes 12 muffins.