5-Spiced Pear Muffins



5-Spiced Pear Muffins

5 spiced gingerbread pairs well with fresh pears to make these delicious muffins. Great served with a dollop of whipped cream.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes
Course: Muffins
Servings: 12 muffins
Author: The Cook


  • 2 ripe but firm pears
  • cups plain flour (all-purpose flour)
  • ½ cup wholewheat flour
  • ½ cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • ¾ tablespoon baking powder
  • teaspoon 5-spice powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • tablespoon molasses
  • 1 egg


  • Preheat oven to 190°C. Butter a muffin pan or line with paper liners.
  • Cut pears in half then core. Lengthwise, cut 12 very thin slices of pear; set aside. Peel remaining pears if desired, then coarsely chop.
  • In a large bowl, whisk flours with sugar, baking powder, 5-spice powder and salt. In a medium bowl, whisk milk with butter, molasses and egg.
  • Stir milk mixture into flour mixture just until combined. Stir in chopped pear. Spoon batter into prepared pan. Lay reserved pear slices on muffin batter.
  • Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until a tester inserted in centre of muffins comes out clean. Cool muffins in pan for 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool completely.


Serving: 0g | Calories: 0kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg
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