Pieces of juicy pear inside and a crispy oat bran mixture on top make this tender muffin recipe good for breakfast or even dessert.

CJ

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 dozen muffins
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly spray 12 muffin cups with cooking spray.

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  • Mix flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, and salt together in a bowl; form a well in the center of flour mixture. Whisk milk, oil, and egg together in a small bowl and pour into well. Stir until batter is just moistened; fold in pear and walnuts. Fill prepared muffin cups with batter.

  • Mix oat bran and remaining 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger together in a small bowl; sprinkle over batter.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean and tops are brown, 18 to 20 minutes. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes before removing from muffin cups. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

166 calories; protein 3.5g 7% DV; carbohydrates 19.1g 6% DV; fat 8.7g 13% DV; cholesterol 15.8mg 5% DV; sodium 125.1mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
08/04/2017
I think the flavors and texture are great! A win for us with some alterations. I reduced the cook time to 14 min since I live at a high altitude of 7400 ft. I reduced baking powder to 1 tsp, added 1/2 tsp cinnamon, and added the entire 3/4 tsp ginger to the batter. I also increased the sugar to 6 Tbsp (double recipe). For the topping I melted 2 Tbsp butter adding 3Tbsp wheat germ, and 1/4 cup finely chopped crystalized ginger. Yum!! Read More
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  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
12/13/2014
I was a little hesitant upon finishing the batter because it was very thin compared to most the muffins I make. They turned out fine though. Next time I would probably double or even triple the sugar because they needed a little boost of sugar to fit our taste. I did not have any oat bran so I topped the muffins with finely chopped candied ginger and that seemed to work well. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/04/2017
I think the flavors and texture are great! A win for us with some alterations. I reduced the cook time to 14 min since I live at a high altitude of 7400 ft. I reduced baking powder to 1 tsp, added 1/2 tsp cinnamon, and added the entire 3/4 tsp ginger to the batter. I also increased the sugar to 6 Tbsp (double recipe). For the topping I melted 2 Tbsp butter adding 3Tbsp wheat germ, and 1/4 cup finely chopped crystalized ginger. Yum!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2019
I will definitely make this again! I used coconut oil instead of regular oil. Next time, I will make sure all ingredients are room temperature because the coconut oil hardened up on me after the addition of milk and egg, haha. But it turned out good anyway. I will also probably use more ginger. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2016
I really liked these. I used whole wheat flour, 1 tbsp extra brown sugar, added a sprinkling of cinnamon to the batter, and doubled the oat bran topping. I used bosc pears. Perfect sweetness and a very nice combination of flavours and textures. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/13/2017
4 5 17... http://allrecipes.com/recipe/234163/ginger-pear-muffins/... Wellll yes changes. Rating is on the base - & it's good. 'Came here looking to make an apple ginger muffin. 'Soaked about 3/4c dried apples & 1c oats in 1/4c apple juice concentrate & 1/3c applesauce; adding 1/2c water when I thought it wasn't going to do "the trick." I'll go with 1/3c next time. Whisked together 1/3c oil & 1/3c brown sugar (coulda reduced since adding the sugar in the juice concentrate). Beat in the egg & 1t vanilla. Then added the oat mixture. Recipe states 1/4t ginger in & 1/2 on. 1/2 in still had nonexistent ginger flavor) 1t if again). 1c flour 1 1/2t baking powder & 1/2t salt (needs more). Oh & 1/4c wheat germ.:) Well even with apples apple juice & applesauce these didn't taste all that much like apples. 'Think apple is a difficult flavor to achieve without plenty of apples. Anyway good moist muffs. I topped with plain bread crumbs (Sneaky!) These will be the type to get fuzzy quickly so eat up! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2020
Easy and quick. I added 1tsp cinnamon in addition to ginger. I added 1\4 sugar. 3\4 c pears is about 6 oz chopped. I like weighing fruit. I peeled the pears. I used 2oz cream cheese and the rest applesauce to make the 1\3 cup oil . Sometimes it's just about the dribs and dabs of things in the refrigerator that need used up. Next time I'll use the oil. Great flavor and texture. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/24/2016
I liked these muffins because they weren't too sweet. I couldn't taste the pear as much as I would have liked but maybe mine were too ripe. I didn't add walnuts but I did have some candied ginger that wasn't doing anything so I chopped it up and threw it in about 1/8 cup. The topping was different. I was thinking I might try a traditional streusel topping next time with some ground ginger and oat bran mixed in. All in all I enjoyed them! Read More