I picked up a bag of pears on my last trip to the store, this is nothing unusual for us. Our whole family loves pears and we usually eat them all long before there is any problem with them getting too ripe. This time though the pears became soft very quickly. I hated the idea of throwing them away, but no one wanted to eat them that soft. So I came up with the idea of making them into muffins. Everyone really enjoys them. They are nice soft, fluffy muffins with a hint of pear flavor. I modified my favorite banana muffin recipe for these muffins and it did not disappoint.
- 1 1/2 Cups Flour
- 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
- 1/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1 egg
- 1 Cup peeled mashed pears mine were so soft that I just put them in the kitchen aid and used the paddle attachment
- 3/4 Cup Sugar
- 1/4 Cup cooking oil
- 1.4 tsp nutmeg
Combine the the dry ingredients. Mix.
Combine the egg, pears, sugar and cooking oil. Add all at once to the dry ingredients and stir until just mixed.
Pour batter into muffin tins filling halfway full. I like to sprinkle a little bit of sugar and cinnamon on top before baking it gives a nice crunch to the top of the muffin.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until the muffins are browned and cooked.
These muffins do great in the freezer. We just freeze extras in a larger tupperware container and then use the microwave to thaw them.