Grated lemon or orange rind may be added to this recipe for a slightly different flavor.

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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Butter 15 muffin cups, or line with paper liner cups.

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  • Mix together flours, soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir pears lightly into dry ingredients.

  • In a large bowl, combine yogurt, oil, honey, and egg. Mix in flour mixture until just combined. Spoon into muffin cups.

  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until done.

Nutrition Facts

140 calories; 4.8 g total fat; 15 mg cholesterol; 267 mg sodium. 22.3 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (24)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/26/2005
I'm giving this recipe a "4 " mostly on potential. Maybe it will be a "5" with some tinkering. It's pretty good as is but as Reynbow correctly pointed out it lacks a little flavor. For those that prefer a subtle laid back flavor--this recipe might be okay "as is." For me next time I make these I intend to add about 1/8 cup sugar and maybe another half can of pears. One thought; Holly may have intended for this recipe to use vanilla yogurt which already has sugar and offers more flavor than plain yogurt (without sugar added). I've only been cooking for a few years but I've learned that the best recipes are usually specific so the cook doesn't have to guess. Finally I wonder if bumping up the nutmeg and cinnamon would help the cause also. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/10/2002
used fresh pears instead of canned, substituted apple sauce for oil & used fat free yogurt Read More
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24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
10/26/2005
I'm giving this recipe a "4 " mostly on potential. Maybe it will be a "5" with some tinkering. It's pretty good as is but as Reynbow correctly pointed out it lacks a little flavor. For those that prefer a subtle laid back flavor--this recipe might be okay "as is." For me next time I make these I intend to add about 1/8 cup sugar and maybe another half can of pears. One thought; Holly may have intended for this recipe to use vanilla yogurt which already has sugar and offers more flavor than plain yogurt (without sugar added). I've only been cooking for a few years but I've learned that the best recipes are usually specific so the cook doesn't have to guess. Finally I wonder if bumping up the nutmeg and cinnamon would help the cause also. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/26/2005
I'm giving this recipe a "4 " mostly on potential. Maybe it will be a "5" with some tinkering. It's pretty good as is but as Reynbow correctly pointed out it lacks a little flavor. For those that prefer a subtle laid back flavor--this recipe might be okay "as is." For me next time I make these I intend to add about 1/8 cup sugar and maybe another half can of pears. One thought; Holly may have intended for this recipe to use vanilla yogurt which already has sugar and offers more flavor than plain yogurt (without sugar added). I've only been cooking for a few years but I've learned that the best recipes are usually specific so the cook doesn't have to guess. Finally I wonder if bumping up the nutmeg and cinnamon would help the cause also. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/10/2003
used fresh pears. They need more flavour. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/10/2002
used fresh pears instead of canned, substituted apple sauce for oil & used fat free yogurt Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
11/06/2006
We liked these. They are very tasty when added flavorings (suggested by previous reviewers) are used. I doubled the amounts of pears cinnamon and nutmeg added a tablespoon of ground flax seed and used vanilla yogurt instead of plain yogurt. To skinny it down for my diet plan I used unsweetened applesauce (for the oil) 1/4 cup egg substitute for the egg and fat-free yogurt. This is a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/10/2002
nice and fluffy although i was thinking that you could probley use some flavored yogart to just it some added flavor Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/30/2007
I wanted something to use fresh pears so modified this recipe using 2 fresh pears diced. Did not have the whole wheat flour so used all-purpose. Overall successful - passed family test - did use orange zest and a bit more cinnamon and nutmeg and vanilla yogurt for additional flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/18/2008
I chose this receipe because the yoghurt honey and pear are healthy yummy and so ingredients that are often in my fridge!I had to take a bit of a risk(normally I am very cautious especailly when its my first time to make something)and use guess how to make them because I have no way to measure some of the quantities I see in alot of on this site like 6g 2g (I put in 3 teaspns of baking powder to nearly 2 cups of plain flour I don't have baking soda so I leave that out instead of 235ml of canned pear(I grated two fresh pears)I used "greek style" natural yoghurt and tasmanian leatherwood honey.They turned out light and moist with delicate flavours. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/07/2005
They turned out nice and moist but lacking flavor. I would add sugar and another cup of pears. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/22/2007
Replaced pears with 2 cups blueberries--didn't use nutmeg or cinnamon. Added half a cup brown sugar and 1 tbsp vanilla to liquid mixture. Good! Read More
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