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Pear Walnut Muffins

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (2 Reviews)


Pear muffins with a walnut brown sugar topping.

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 medium pear, peeled and chopped finely
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup yogurt, plain
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • .
  • Topping Mixture:
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons packed brown sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Sift first six ingredients together into a large bowl, rubbing the sugar through the sifter. Stir in chopped pear.

Whisk together egg, yogurt, vanilla and oil. Stir into dry ingredients until just combined. Do not over mix. Fill greased muffin cups about 2/3 full.

Mix topping ingredients together. Sprinkle topping mixture over each muffin. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until lightly browned.
Makes 8 to 9.

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 4 out of 5
I came 2nd in the work bake-off, Member valibeachum

This was my recipe of choice for our work Muffin Bake-off and these muffins came out moist and aromatic. It was a great favourite and I came 2nd in the bake-off. I will definitely use this recipe again. The only thing is that I would use a lot less salt than the recipe states.

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