1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly coat twelve 2-1/2-inch muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
2. In a large bowl, combine flour, rolled oats, brown sugar, baking powder, the 1/2 teaspoon ginger, and the salt. Make a well in the center. In a small bowl, combine milk, oil, and egg; add all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened. Fold in pear and, if desired, walnuts.
3. Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin cups. Combine oat bran and the 1/4 teaspoon ginger; sprinkle over muffins. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until tops are brown. Cool in muffin cups on wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove from muffin cups; serve warm. Makes 12 muffins.
4. Tip: If using a brown sugar substitute, we recommend Sweet 'n Low® Brown or Sugar Twin® Granulated Brown. Use 1-1/2 teaspoons Sweet 'n Low® Brown or 3 tablespoons Sugar Twin® Granulated Brown in place of the packed brown sugar.
Diabetic Exchanges * Starch (d.e.) 1° Fat (d.e.) 1.5