Pear and Ginger Muffins

Our Pear and Ginger Muffins are the treat to make for your loved ones.

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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    10th Nov 2015
    I sooooooo wish that in these recipes, if you MUST persist in using "cups" as measures, you'd also give the grams, millilitres etc! I get awfully fed up with having to work out exactly how much of each ingredient to use! A cup is NOT an accurate measure, cups vary enormously and I have at least half a dozen different sized cups in my cupboard!
    10th Nov 2015
    Haven't tried this recipe as yet, but my understanding about cups still are the cup and saucer variety, I've noticed when I've used those in the past, my recipe comes out well. Hope it works for you, however, I know what you mean, so often we don't get the proper measurements and end up with a hit and miss.
    10th Nov 2015
    If you use the same size cup (small, medium.large) for all the cup listed ingredients - no problems.
    PS A standard measuring cup is 250ml or 8oz.

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