Pear and Ginger Muffins

Got friends coming over for afternoon tea? Or are you minding the grandkids? Then our Pear and Ginger Muffins are the treat to make for your loved ones – they’ll love you for it too!

Serves: 12 muffins

Time: 35 minutes


  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar, plus 6 teaspoons extra
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2/3 cup sour cream or thick natural yoghurt
  • 1/2 cup melted butter or coconut oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups peeled and chopped pears


Preheat oven to 200°C and prepare a muffin tray by lining 12 holes with paper muffin cups.

In a large bowl, add the flour, 3/4 cup of brown sugar, baking power and ground ginger, and whisk until well combined.

In a separate medium bowl, whisk the sour cream/yoghurt, butter/oil, and eggs. Once well combined, fold in the dry ingredients. Then add the pear and stir.

Spoon the batter evenly between the muffin cups. Sprinkle each muffin with a half teaspoon of brown sugar, and then bake for 20 minutes. Leave to cool on a wire rack before enjoying.


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