Pear Walnut Muffins

Pear Walnut Muffins

(4 servings)    Printable Version
  • 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar - packed
  • 1 medium pear - peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 large egg - lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 and 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • For The Topping:
  • 4 Tablespoons walnuts or pecans - finely chopped
  • 4 Tablespoons brown sugar - packed
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Prepare 12 medium or 8 large muffin cups with muffin papers or cooking spray.

In a large bowl, sift together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger and salt.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, yogurt and vegetable oil.

Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Stir in chopped pear. Try not to over-mix.

Fill prepared muffin cups about 2/3 full with batter.

Mix the chopped nuts and 4 Tablespoons of brown sugar to create the topping and sprinkle evenly over all muffins.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until lightly browned. If a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean (no batter), then the muffins are done.

You can substitute apples for pears in the recipe, but if you have some pears... go for it... they make a unique and tasty muffin.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank muffin for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Pear Walnut Muffins?
Overall Average Rating = 2 (out of 5)
Based on 1 vote.

From betterbaker
Rating (out of 5):  

This is NOT a muffin recipe, just an unaltered quickbread recipe - and with a pretty dry dough, at that. Hastily splashed in some milk and extra oil, swapped muffin tin for loaf pan, and threw that sucker in the oven for about 50 mins. The result was acceptable, but there's much better out there.

Comment submitted: 2/3/2008 (#4547)

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