Friday, September 23, 2011

Pear Streusel Muffins

I'm ready for apple season, but haven't found them on sale locally yet.  In the meantime, I've been bringing home piles of pears at $.99/lb.  Being the muffin lover that I am, I decided to search for a new recipe to help use up my abundance of pears. 

I based this one on an Apple Strudel Muffin recipe at All Recipes and modified it just a bit.  They're very moist and perfect for breakfast or as a snack.  I've made them twice this week!

Pear Streusel Muffins


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup coconut oil
3/4 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cups diced pears
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon butter

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Grease a 12 cup muffin pan.
  2. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.
  3. In a large bowl, beat coconut oil, sugar and eggs until smooth. Stir in vanilla and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Add diced pears, then gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin pan.
  4. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, flour and cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over tops of muffins in pan.
  5. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Allow to sit in pan for 5 minutes before removing. Cool on a wire rack.               

Any other suggestions for pear recipes?


    1. I was drooling just reading the title of this post!!!! Sounds like a easy and yummy recipe!!!

    2. Oh, wow!!! I am so excited for this! I LOOOOVE pears! (Maybe more than apples!)

      I'm currently obsessing over a healthier Honey Fig Clafoutis recipe. If it turns out at all, I'll blog about it, and I'm SURE you could do pears in it, instead. Sounds so fancy & is SO EASY!

    3. This looks really yummy - wonder if my hubby would try them?? Hmm....

    4. Yum! I'll have to give these a try! Thanks for sharing. And they must be good if you've made them twice this week! I'll be looking for pears at the grocery store.

    5. Sues,

      Hope that does turn out - sounds like it would be delicious! I've never cooked with figs, but maybe I should give them a try.

      Have a great weekend!

    6. I'm picking up 1/2 a bushel of pears today. I'll have to give this recipe a try.

      I'd love for you to come share this or another favorite post in my Saturday Spotlight link up:

      Have a great weekend.


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