Gingerbread-Pear Muffins Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Gingerbread-Pear Muffins Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Gingerbread-Pear Muffins

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"A beautiful combination of ginger, molasses, and pear makes these muffins moist and flavorful."

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Original recipe makes 1 dozen muffins Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    35 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper liners.
  2. Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and salt together in a large bowl. Beat eggs in a separate bowl; stir in buttermilk, molasses, and vegetable oil until smooth. Mix buttermilk mixture into flour mixture until batter is just moistened; fold in pears. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, about 20 minutes.
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Nov 23, 2013

Heavenly! I did have to use a gluten free flour blend since I baked these for a gluten-free friend but they turned out AMAZING! The combination if gingerbread and pear is divine. I'll make these again and again throughout the holiday season--GF and regular!! Thanks for a fantastic recipe!

 
Oct 24, 2013

I love, love, love these muffins! They are so good with a cup of hot chocolate on a cold morning. They are moist and sweet, but not too sweet. They are the perfect sweetness. The combination of spices are perfect. I don't eat eggs, so I used my regular egg-substitute, which is one Tablespoon flax seed (ground) mixed with three Tablespoons of water for each egg. I didn't have any buttermilk and didn't feel like running to the store at 7:00 a.m., so I used almond milk instead. I didn't have enough molasses to make 3/4 cup, so I used what I had, which was 1/2 cup. And the only other thing I changed was I used two pears instead of one because I had two left and wanted to use them both before they got too ripe and had to throw them away. (I hate to waste food.) I was a little nervous that maybe both pears would be too much, but it was just right. Thank you for this wonderful recipe. I will be making these muffins often.

 

11 Ratings

Jan 20, 2014

These rose well, got 9 muffins out of it, did not peel pears, so you wld. get a bit of a crunch, but i like the feel of the peel. Left out sugar, as pears make it sweet enough, wld. add more spice then what they call for as a bit bland, but all in all a keeper.

 
Jan 12, 2014

Wow, these were so good. I didn't have wheat pastry flour but used 1/2 whole wheat & 1/2 cake, also two small pears because one didn't seem to be enough. A wonderful combination of spices that's not too sweet.

 
Nov 09, 2014

Really delicious, spicy, and moist. I was trying to use up an over-ripe pear and a jar of molasses. What a serendipitous recipe! Thank you!

 
Oct 16, 2014

I love these muffins. I have a pear tree and make these every year when I have bunches to use up. I usually add more than 1 pear, probably 2 and pecans also. Recipe takes no time at all to whip up and they always come out nice.

 
Sep 06, 2014

These were a great treat! The recipe is going in our favorites!

 
Jun 15, 2014

So good, moist and gingery

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 201 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.7 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 5.9 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 3.8 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 284 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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