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Gingerbread-Pear Muffins

Rated as 4.76 out of 5 Stars

"A beautiful combination of ginger, molasses, and pear makes these muffins moist and flavorful."
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35 m servings 201
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 dozen muffins)


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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper liners.
  2. Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and salt together in a large bowl. Beat eggs in a separate bowl; stir in buttermilk, molasses, and vegetable oil until smooth. Mix buttermilk mixture into flour mixture until batter is just moistened; fold in pears. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 201 calories; 5.9 34.7 3.8 32 284 Full nutrition

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Heavenly! I did have to use a gluten free flour blend since I baked these for a gluten-free friend but they turned out AMAZING! The combination if gingerbread and pear is divine. I'll make th...

I love, love, love these muffins! They are so good with a cup of hot chocolate on a cold morning. They are moist and sweet, but not too sweet. They are the perfect sweetness. The combination of ...

These rose well, got 9 muffins out of it, did not peel pears, so you wld. get a bit of a crunch, but i like the feel of the peel. Left out sugar, as pears make it sweet enough, wld. add more ...

Wow, these were so good. I didn't have wheat pastry flour but used 1/2 whole wheat & 1/2 cake, also two small pears because one didn't seem to be enough. A wonderful combination of spices that's...

I love these muffins. I have a pear tree and make these every year when I have bunches to use up. I usually add more than 1 pear, probably 2 and pecans also. Recipe takes no time at all to whip ...

These were wonderful. I used 2 pears because just 1 for this many muffins didn't seem like enough. Next time I would use 3 pears. Great recipe!

These are awesome! I could not find whole wheat pastry flour at our market, so I used 1/2 AP flour and 1/2 cake flour. I made 1 1/2 size batch, using 3 shredded pears, but I kept the spice rati...

Omg, these are perfect Fall muffins! I used 3 pears, dark brown sugar in place of white, and added more spices. I also got 23 muffins, and they baked perfectly in 18 minutes. Using 3 pears gives...

This an absolutely delectable muffin. I love the little bit of heat coming from the ginger and the sweetness of the pear. I made exactly as written. I personally don't think gingerbread shoul...