I bake to sweeten life

Pear Muffins


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup pear, chopped


  1. Preheat your oven to 500°F.  Line muffin tin with 12 baking cups
  2. Blend together flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, cardamom and nutmeg. Set aside.
  3. Beat the liquid ingredients together — milk, oil, and eggs — until they are light.
  4. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Take a fork or wire whisk and blend the two for 20 seconds — no more!
  5. Scoop batter into prepared baking cups, filling them 2/3 to  3/4 full.
  6. Place muffins in the oven and immediately drop temperature to 400°F*.
  7. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until muffins test done.

Yield: 12 muffins

*When you put muffins in a very hot oven and immediately drop the temperature, you help create the high peaks that make them so appealing.



Comments on: "Pear Muffins" (2)

  1. […] Pear Muffins (butterfliesandbrownies.wordpress.com) […]

  2. It’s nice to see a pear recipe around! I love the close up picture of the muffin–looks delicious :).

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