How to Make Pear "Bakes" in Your Air Fryer--Diabetic Friendly, Low Sugar
These little mini breakfast "bakes" are full of protein, fiber, and juicy pears. They contain sugar from the pears, and that's all, making the bakes great for those watching their carbohydrate and sugar intake. The bakes also are quite good and make a nice, nutritious breakfast alongside fresh fruit. You won't need a lot of weird ingredients to make the bakes, and you probably have most of them on hand (well, maybe not the flax seed meal, but it's readily available at most grocery stores). Although I like to use leftover baked pears in the recipe, chopped, canned pears work just fine, too. The bakes take minutes to mix up, cook in the air fryer in 15-20 minutes, and reheat well in the microwave (reheat them on 50 percent power). Enjoy!
Air Fryer Pear Bakes -- Makes 4
1 cup of low-fat cottage cheese
2 large eggs
1/4 cup of quick oats
2 tablespoons of flax seed meal
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon of ginger
3/4 cup of chopped baked or canned pears (drained)
1/4 cup of chopped or broken walnuts
Coat 4 ramekins (that hold at least a cup) with non-stick cooking spray and set them aside. In a medium bowl or measure whisk together well the cottage cheese, eggs, oats, flax seed meal, cinnamon, and ginger. Stir in the pears. Divide the mixture evenly among the four ramekins. Sprinkle on the walnuts. Put 2-4 of the filled ramekins (depending on the size of your air fryer) in your air fryer basket, put the basket in the air fryer, and air fry the pear bakes at 320 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and mostly firm to the touch. Let the ramekins cool for a few minutes before running a knife around the edges of the bakes and turning the bakes out to serve them. Alternatively, just serve the bakes in their ramekins.