Pear and Honey Muffins

    40 mins

    Canned pears produce the best results. Lemon or orange zest may also be added for a citrus twist.

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    Serves: 15 

    • 125g plain flour
    • 125g wholemeal plain flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of 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

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

    1. Preheat oven to 190 C. Grease muffin tin, or line with paper muffin cases.
    2. Mix together flours, bicarbonate of 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 as Reynbow correctly pointed out, it lacks a little flavor. For those that prefer a subtle, laid back flavor--this recipe might be okay "as is." For me, next time I make these, I intend to add about 1/8 cup sugar and maybe another half can of pears. One thought; Holly may have intended for this recipe to use vanilla yogurt, which already has sugar and offers more flavor than plain yogurt (without sugar added). 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 bumping up the nutmeg and cinnamon would help the cause also.  -  26 Oct 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    used fresh pears. They need more flavour.  -  02 Jun 2000  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    used fresh pears instead of canned, substituted apple sauce for oil & used fat free yogurt  -  28 May 2000  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)