Honey Pear Muffins

    40 minutes

    In these muffins you actually get better results if you use tinned pears rather than fresh. You can also add a little citrus zest.

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    Serves: 15 

    • 1 cup (125g) plain flour
    • 1 cup (125g) wholemeal plain flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons bicarb soda
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 250g canned pears, sliced
    • 1 cup natural yoghurt
    • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 5 tablespoons honey
    • 1 egg, beaten

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C. Grease muffin tin, or line with paper muffin cases.
    2. Mix together flours, bicarb soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir pears lightly into dry ingredients.
    3. In a large bowl, combine yoghurt, oil, honey and egg. Mix in flour mixture until just moistened. Spoon into muffin tin.
    4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of a muffin comes out clean.

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    I'm giving this recipe a "4," mostly on potential. Maybe it will be a "5" with some tinkering. It's pretty good, as is, but it lacks a little flavour. For those that prefer a subtle, laid back flavour -- this recipe might be okay "as is." For me, next time I make these, I intend to add about 2 tbsp sugar and maybe another half tin of pears. I've only been cooking for a few years, but I've learned that the best recipes are usually specific, so the cook doesn't have to guess. Finally, I wonder if adding more nutmeg and cinnamon would help the cause also.  -  14 Jul 2008


    Used different ingredients. used fresh pears instead of tinned, substituted apple sauce for oil & used fat free yoghurt  -  14 Jul 2008


    Used different ingredients. used fresh pears. They need more flavour.  -  14 Jul 2008