Spiced Pear Muffins

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

2 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp salt

1/8 tsp ground nutmeg

1/8 tsp ground cloves

1 egg

1 cup plain yogurt

1/2 cup vegetable oil

3 T molasses

1 1/2 cups finely chopped peeled pears (about 2 medium)

1/2 cup raisins

In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. In another bowl, beat the egg, yogurt, oil and molasses until smooth. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.  Fold in pears and raisins. Fill greased or paper-lined mini-muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake at 400 for 10-12 minutes or until muffins test done. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.

*If using regular sized muffin cups, bake for 18-22 minutes.

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