Cardamom Pear and Parsnip Oat Muffins

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>> Desserts and Sweet Treats, Vegetarian

These make a great exotic breakfast item.  The cardamom accentuates the natural flavor profile of the pears nicely, while the parsnips and oats hide behind these assertive flavors but yet still pack a nutritional punch (and moistness!).  Your kids will not even know that they are there!


  • 1.5 cups rolled oats
  • 1.5 cups 100% whole wheat stoneground pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cardamom powder
  • 2 egg yolks plus one whole egg
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 6 tablespoons raw demerara sugar
  • 1 pear, grated
  • 2 medium size parsnips, grated
  • 1/3 to  ½ cup soy milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Combine together oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cardamom powder.  Whisk together eggs, vanilla, oil, raw sugar, pear and parsnips.  Add these ingredients to the dry mixture.  Do not over mix.  Add soy milk as needed to reach thick cake-batter consistency.
  2. Spray muffin tins (makes approximately 12). Scoop into tins using an ice cream scoop.  Bake for 22 to 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out dry from center of muffin.  Let sit in muffin tins for a few minutes and the cool on cooling rack.  Enjoy!
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