Butter Free Pear and Almond-Topped Muffins

Makes 12 muffins:
  • 3 small pears, chopped into small cubes
  • 200g brown sugar
  • 200g plain flour
  • 180g yoghurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3tbsp veggie oil
  • 3 tbsp ground almonds
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • Half tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt

1) Sieve the flour, powder and soda into a mixing bowl. Add the nutmeg and salt and mix well.
2) In a separate bowl, beat the egg and mix in the yoghurt, sugar, oil, vanilla and pear.
3) Gradually pour the egg mixture into the dry mixture and fold until everything is blended in.
4) Pour into a greased muffin tray, sprinkle the almonds over the top of each one and bake at 180 degrees C for about 40 minutes.