Fresh Pear Muffins! These delicious muffins are made with fresh pears and a touch of cardamom.
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.
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 cardamom is just the right spice to match the pears.
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.
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If you make this recipe, I’d love to hear about it! Leave a comment below and snap a picture and tag me on Instagram @beyondthechickencoop
- 2 cups flour
- 1 Tablespoon baking powder
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon cardamom
- 1 whole egg
- 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 cup sour cream
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 3 Tablespoons milk or cream
- 2 cups diced pears
- Mix dry ingredients together2 cups flour, 1 Tablespoon baking powder, ½ cup sugar, ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon cardamom
- Mix egg, oil, sour cream vanilla and milk together.1 whole egg, 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil, 1 cup sour cream, ½ teaspoon vanilla, 3 Tablespoons milk or cream
- Add to dry ingredients, stir until mixed
- Fold in dice pears2 cups diced pears
- Scoop into paper lined muffin tins or spray with nonstick spray.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes at 375 degrees
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Fred G says
Sounds great for anytime a snack is wanted
These muffins make perfect snack food.
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?
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 🙂
Megan - The Emotional Baker says
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 🙂
I hope they ripen soon!
Jessica @ Citrus Blossom Bliss says
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!
Next time I need to make a double batch and freezing some too! I love having muffins in the freezer.
Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry says
Give me all the muffins! They look delicious.
I never thought to add pear in muffin batter but these look delicious! And cardamom sounds good!
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!
I have never tried muffin with pear before. Sounds delicious!
Dawn @ Girl Heart Food says
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 😉