I love to bake with fruit, it provides a great way to incorporate some whole grains into your baking. These tasty breakfast bites have nice chunks of pears, and spicy notes to send you off on your day with a smile!
Preheat oven to 350, and spray muffin cups, or you can line them.
In a large mixing bowl combine all dry ingredients and give it a good whisk.
In another bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, oil, eggs, vanilla, and almond extracts. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and mix just until combined. Gently fold in pears. The less stirring the better, muffins are horrible if they're over mixed.
I use a 1/4 measuring cup to fill my muffin cups with, and I end up with 2 dozen. Sprinkle about 1/4 tsp of raw sugar on the tops of the muffins. Bake for 25 minutes, until the tops are golden brown and spring back when you touch them.
Once the muffins are cooled they can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2-3 days, if they last!