Ginger Pear Muffins – #MuffinMonday

by Kate on January 14, 2013

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Hey! Look what I baked for you! What better way to start your than with muffins? Remember when I made you muffins every week? Yep, I’ve been seriously slacking on my muffin-making. There’s really not much of an excuse since muffins are so quick and easy to make. I was just all wrapped up in holiday baking so muffins definitely weren’t happening. I’m hoping to get back in the swing of things but I can’t make any promises. All I can say is that today I made you muffins.

Oh and these little muffins are perfection. These are definitely breakfast muffins or “I just need a little afternoon ‘something'” muffins. Moist and tender with a hint of cinnamon filled with lovely pieces of ripe pears and chopped crystallized ginger. Ginger and pear just go together so nicely. These muffins aren’t overly sweet at all which truly allows the flavor of the pears to shine through.They’ll be ready in no time and that’s a good thing because I could hardly wait. The smell of ginger and cinnamon wafting through my kitchen had me peering through the window of the oven willing them to be done. Once they emerged, I couldn’t resist eating one warm, fresh from the oven. They’re that good.

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Enjoy!

~K

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Ginger Pear Muffins

45 minutes

Yield: 16 muffins

Ginger Pear Muffins

Moist, tender muffins with a hint of cinnamon filled with lovely pieces of ripe pears and chopped crystallized ginger.

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled to room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 pears, cored and diced
  • 2 tablespoons crystallized ginger, coarsely chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffins tin with papers and 4 cups of an additional muffin tin as well. Spray with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the melted buttter, eggs, milk, vanilla extract and brown sugar.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix just until combined.
  5. Fold in the pears and crystallized ginger.
  6. Divide evenly among prepared muffins cups.
  7. Bake 25-30 minutes or until a tester inserted into the middle of the muffins comes out clean.
  8. Enjoy!

Notes

https://foodbabbles.com/ginger-pear-muffins/

{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

suzanne January 14, 2013 at 8:28 am

You are so right, pear and ginger are so delicious together, real complimentary flavors. The muffins look perfect and your photo is amazing.

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Kate January 14, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Wow! Thank you Suzanne. That really means a lot to me, I actually didn’t like these pictures at all and was having some lighting issue so I’m glad that you think they turned out ok.

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baker street January 14, 2013 at 8:43 am

Oh I love the addition of crystallized ginger! Yum! Great to have you back this week, Kate! xo

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Kate January 14, 2013 at 5:23 pm

Thank you, Anuradha! I am happy to be back. Hoping I can keep it up 😉 I appreciate you being so flexible and letting me pop in and out. I truly love participating when I can.

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Stacy January 14, 2013 at 8:53 am

Lovely muffins! My mother-in-law loves crystallized ginger so I have been pinning a few things to make for her this summer. These are at the top of the list!

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Kate January 14, 2013 at 5:23 pm

So happy to hear that Stacy! I hope she likes them. Thank you!

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Liz January 14, 2013 at 8:55 am

Oh, this combination of pears and ginger sounds divine! Yummy muffins!

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Kate January 14, 2013 at 5:24 pm

Thank you Liz! They truly were quite tasty. We really enjoyed them.

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ChristineM January 14, 2013 at 12:24 pm

Pinned, tagged and printed! Thanks Kate!

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Kate January 14, 2013 at 5:24 pm

Whoo hoo! Glad you like them Christine 😉

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Lyn @LovelyPantry January 14, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Kate, the crystalized ginger + pear combo sounds delish!

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Kate January 14, 2013 at 5:24 pm

Thank you Lyn!

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Jessica@AKitchenAddiction January 14, 2013 at 3:48 pm

Love this combination!

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Kate January 14, 2013 at 5:25 pm

Thank you Jessica!

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Anna (Hidden Ponies) January 15, 2013 at 12:24 am

Muffins fell to the wayside over the holidays to me too, but I’ve been making them again and remembering how amazing and versatile they are! These look great!

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Kate January 16, 2013 at 4:53 pm

Thanks Anna! I forget how quick and easy they are at times and also, like you said, versatile.

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Terra January 15, 2013 at 6:14 pm

Ginger and pear together is perfect! I love how hearty the muffin is, looks delicious! Hugs, Terra

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Micha January 17, 2013 at 7:01 pm

Ginger and pear go beautifully together. Sometimes I add a little powdered ginger to up the ginger flavor, esp if I’m running low on crystalized ginger. Now for my pears to get a little ripe from my CSA box that came yesterday 🙂

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Kate January 17, 2013 at 7:54 pm

Love the idea of a little powdered ginger too! I don’t think you can go wrong there. Enjoy!

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Jennie @themessybakerblog January 18, 2013 at 7:59 am

What a delicious combo! They look wonderful.

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Kate January 21, 2013 at 8:25 pm

They truly were such tasty muffins. One of my favorites and they didn’t last long at long here.

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