Spiced Pear Muffins

Heather Haddo


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!

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makes 2 dozen
25 Min
25 Min


3 c
unbleached all purpose flour
1 c
whole wheat flour
1 1/2 tsp
baking powder
2 tsp
baking soda
2 tsp
2 tsp
1/2 tsp
1/4 tsp
ground ginger
1 c
1/2 c
light brown sugar
2/3 c
vegetable oil
2 c
lrg eggs
2 tsp
vanilla extract
1 tsp
almond extract
lrg ripe pears, peeled and cubed, about 1/2 inch
raw sugar/turbinado sugar for sprinkling


1Preheat oven to 350, and spray muffin cups, or you can line them.

2In a large mixing bowl combine all dry ingredients and give it a good whisk.

3In 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.

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4I 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.

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5Once the muffins are cooled they can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2-3 days, if they last!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Breakfast, Muffins
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #pears