Baking/ Bread/ Breakfast/ Recipe

Pear Muffins

September 24, 2016 (Last Updated: April 7, 2019)

This post may contain affiliate links, see my Privacy Policy.

Fresh Pear Muffins!

Pear muffins made with fresh pears served on a white plate

I am still swimming in a sea of fresh pears! I am slowly working my way through them one-by-one making pear chips, canning pears and now making these delicious muffins.Fresh Pears ready for pear muffins.

This recipe doesn’t use a lot of pears and I was a bit hesitant to stop all the canning and dehydrating to make muffins. But I love muffins. It is my excuse to stop and enjoy a cup of coffee and have a bite to eat. These muffins are definitely worth making.


These muffins are super light with very mellow flavors. Pears are very light in flavor and adding a touch of cardamon is just the right spice to match the pears.

What Ingredients are needed for Pear Muffins?

  • Fresh Pears
  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Cardamon
  • Egg
  • Vegetable oil
  • Sour Cream
  • Vanilla

Can I use canned pears in these muffins?

I used fresh pears when making these muffins, however canned pears work too. If using canned pears, drain pears and pat dry with a paper towel before using. 

Other Great Muffins to Try:

If you are still looking for more muffin recipes, check out this collection of muffins!

Pear Muffins with a blue bowl in the background

If you’ve made these muffins, I’d love to hear about it! Leave a comment below or tag me on Instagram @beyondthechickencoop

5 from 2 votes
Pear Muffins made with fresh pears and a touch of cardamon.
Pear Muffins
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins

A light muffin with fresh pears and cardamon. 

Course: Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: muffin recipe, pear baking recipes, pear bread, pear muffins
Servings: 12 Muffins
Calories: 182 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamon
  • 1 whole egg
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 Tablespoons milk or cream
  • 2 cups diced pears
  1. Mix dry ingredients together
  2. Mix egg, oil, sour cream vanilla and milk together.
  3. Add to dry ingredients, stir until mixed
  4. Fold in dice pears
  5. Scoop into paper lined muffin tins or spray with nonstick spray.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes at 375 degrees
Nutrition Facts
Pear Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 182 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 115mg5%
Potassium 182mg5%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 130IU3%
Vitamin C 1.2mg1%
Calcium 74mg7%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.




You Might Also Like


  • Reply
    Fred G
    April 29, 2019 at 8:34 am

    5 stars
    Sounds great for anytime a snack is wanted

    • Reply
      April 29, 2019 at 5:34 pm

      These muffins make perfect snack food.

  • Reply
    October 7, 2016 at 5:16 am

    I just finished trying this new pear recipe. And it sounded wonderful, however it seemed to not use enough liquid. I don’t know if it was because I substituted the sour cream with yoghurt but I got a very gumming texture I had to add in more milk. Any suggestions?

    • Reply
      October 7, 2016 at 5:44 am

      Hi Cheryl,
      I’m sorry these muffins didn’t turn out for you. I haven’t made these with yogurt so I’m not certain if that is the issue. This batter is thick, but shouldn’t be gummy. I will recheck my measurements the next time I make these to make certain I’ve got them all correct. I’ll keep you posted! Thanks 🙂

  • Reply
    Megan - The Emotional Baker
    September 28, 2016 at 10:47 am

    I’m waiting on my first pears of the season to ripen. Once they do, I hope to make a pie and these muffins! What a great recipe 🙂

    • Reply
      September 29, 2016 at 6:08 pm

      I hope they ripen soon!

  • Reply
    Jessica @ Citrus Blossom Bliss
    September 28, 2016 at 5:42 am

    Oooooh! I’ve never had a pear muffin before. But seeing this post really made me want to make a big batch of muffins, have one (or two!) and then freeze the rest for a rainy day 🙂 I love having my muffins with a cup of coffee too! Thanks for sharing, Kathy!

    • Reply
      September 29, 2016 at 5:49 pm

      Next time I need to make a double batch and freezing some too! I love having muffins in the freezer.

  • Reply
    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry
    September 27, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    Give me all the muffins! They look delicious.

  • Reply
    September 27, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    I never thought to add pear in muffin batter but these look delicious! And cardamom sounds good!

  • Reply
    September 27, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    Fresh pears are just soooo good! I often forget about pears because of apples but it’s so silly of me! These muffins sound delicious!

  • Reply
    September 27, 2016 at 11:07 am

    5 stars
    I have never tried muffin with pear before. Sounds delicious!

  • Reply
    Dawn @ Girl Heart Food
    September 27, 2016 at 4:49 am

    I’ve never had a pear muffin before! I bet these are SO good and moist. What a perfect way to use up those pears, Kathy! Love to have one of those right now with my coffee 😉

    • Reply
      September 27, 2016 at 5:29 am

      Very delicious!

  • Reply
    September 27, 2016 at 3:19 am

    I don’t bake much using pears, but I would definitely love to try these muffins.

    • Reply
      September 27, 2016 at 5:28 am

      I hadn’t used them for baking before either, but I definitely will be making them again!

  • Reply
    Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    September 27, 2016 at 1:52 am

    These muffins look fantastic, Kathy. My daughter loves pear like anything and muffins are her other favorite. So I can tell she is gonna love them. Thanks for this lovely share, Kathy. I will make them for my daughter and me. 🙂

    • Reply
      September 27, 2016 at 5:27 am

      It sounds like these are the perfect muffin for your daughter!

  • Reply
    September 26, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    I have never made pear muffins but you have definitely motivated me to! 🙂

    • Reply
      September 27, 2016 at 5:27 am

      I hope you give them a try!

  • Reply
    Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks
    September 26, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    I’m still jealous of your pear bounty! These muffins look so delicious!

    • Reply
      September 26, 2016 at 7:55 pm

      Almost all done with them…until next year 🙂

  • Reply
    Nicoletta @sugarlovespices
    September 26, 2016 at 9:26 am

    Oh yes, pear muffins! They look so moist and delicious, Kathy. Me, too, I can’t say no to muffins, especially with a cup of coffee 🙂 .

    • Reply
      September 26, 2016 at 7:55 pm

      I must admit…they are quite delicious!

  • Reply
    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    September 26, 2016 at 6:54 am

    Great way to use up those pears Kathy! I love a muffin with my coffee in the morning too!

    • Reply
      September 26, 2016 at 7:54 pm

      I’m about all peared out! 🙂 Not sure that’s a real thing, but that’s how I’m feeling!

  • Reply
    Laura ~ Raise Your Garden
    September 26, 2016 at 4:30 am

    We also have two pears trees but I confess making muffins has never occurred to me! Now I’m eager to try. The only problem is that my neighbor doesn’t have pear trees so they all want some!!!

    • Reply
      September 26, 2016 at 4:58 am

      Your neighbors will love you! Take them some pears and fresh made muffins too 🙂

  • Reply
    September 25, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever had pears in a muffin before. But I could get really used to it because these sound scrumptious!

    • Reply
      September 26, 2016 at 4:57 am

      It was the first time for me too! I had to come up with multiple ways to use these pears!

  • Reply
    Kate @ Framed Cooks
    September 25, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    I’m having the same issue with peaches – I’m going to have to find some pears because pear muffins sound like the perfect treat!

    • Reply
      September 26, 2016 at 5:01 am

      Maybe we should trade….peaches for pears! 🙂

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    September 25, 2016 at 6:51 am

    There you go again rubbing the fact that you have baskets and baskets of fresh pears in my face! Haha! I love muffins, too, and the thought of using fresh pears to make these tender muffins sounds quite fabulous. Definitely perfect for a lazy Sunday morning! 🙂

    • Reply
      September 25, 2016 at 9:09 am

      No, no, no 🙂 Not trying to brag on how many pears I have! I’m trying to use up all these pears so I can have a lazy Sunday morning! I am more than willing to share these pears with everyone! 🙂

    Leave a Reply