July 23, 2014

Pear Pecan Muffins

You’ve probably read my post about how we save money on groceries by buying a lot of our food in bulk at Costco.  So it’s not unusual to see a case of pears sitting on our kitchen counter.  They usually only last a few days around here.  Unless…the case of apples is set directly on top of the case of pears for the car ride home.

And alas, the magically aromatic pears, with their delicate skins have transpired into these amazingly moist, charming, and delicious muffins!

This recipe makes 24 large or 30 regular size muffins, and they are worth their weight in gold.  Never having been a huge pear fan before, I had no idea that these would be my new favorite muffins. Oh, but they are!!

Divide recipe in half to make a dozen, but if you need to use up a few pears like I did, stick with the full-size recipe below.  Either way, enjoy the enchanting aroma, and then the warm-your-heart flavor of these amazing muffins.

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Comments

  1. They were great…of course mine didn’t look anything like yours! I used wheat flour and regular veg. oil. I also only had walnuts. I think next time I would cook on 350. Thanks!

  2. I love Costco! It’s such a dangerous place…

    These look fabulous. Yum!

  3. I just found your blog and am loving all the birth posts! I am 38 weeks and waiting patiently for this little one to arrive. I also just bought a box of pears so I will be making these and freezing some for the kids the grab after the baby is born!

  4. How many muffins does this recipe make? They sound wonderful.

  5. These were absolutely AWESOME! These are now our favs too!!!!! YUM YUM YUM!!!! Thanks so much for the time you put into your blog! We have tried several of your recipes and have given a thumbs up on it all so far! ;0) We have 4 kids and it is so hard cooking something that all the kids like. You have helped me out in this area with the recipes you share! Thanks! ***We made smoothies to drink with our pear muffins!

  6. Jessica P. says:

    Some of the best muffins I’ve ever tasted! I omitted the egg and used extra pears, and that still worked out well. I think they taste even better the next day. Thanks for the great recipe!

  7. Can you sub coconut oil instead?

  8. What can i substitute eggs with? We don’t use eggs in our family

  9. I have many jars of canned pears from my trees. Can I use them instead of fresh pears?

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