Pear & ginger muffins

Pear & ginger muffins

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 40 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 9 muffins

A fruity and zingy twist to a classic, perfect with a cup of coffee

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
202
protein
5g
carbs
28g
fat
9g
saturates
5g
fibre
1g
sugar
9g
salt
0.43g

Ingredients

  • 75g butter
  • 75g light muscovado sugar
  • 2 medium eggs, beaten
  • 2 medium ripe pears, peeled, cored, cut into chunks
  • 2½ cm piece stem ginger, finely chopped
  • finely grated zest 1 lemon
  • 4 tbsp semi-skimmed milk
  • 175g natural yogurt
  • 175ml self-raising flour
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Lightly oil nine deep muffin tins.
  2. Place the butter and sugar in a bowl, then beat until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the eggs, then stir in the pears, stem ginger and lemon zest.
  3. Mix the milk into the yogurt. Mix the flour with the ginger. Stir a little of the milk mixture into the butter mixture, then stir a little of the flour into the mixture. Repeat until all the ingredients are used up, being careful not to over-mix.
  4. Divide the mixture between the muffin tins, filling to the top. Bake for 40 mins until golden. Serve warm.

Recipe from Good Food Vegetarian Christmas magazine, December 2006

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isadoradumpling's picture

I think I shall try this with 25g less butter and splosh of olive oil and less sugar too.
I can replace 1 egg, as usual, with chia gel, so it becomes healthier and lost one or two calories too.
I always find that when oil is used in cake/muffin recipes the result is a moist cake and it seems to freeze better too.

isadoradumpling's picture

I think I shall try this with 25g less butter and splosh of olive oil and less sugar too.
I can replace 1 egg, as usual, with chia gel, and healthy and lost one or two calories too.
I always find that when oil is used in cake/muffin recipes the result is a moist cake and it seems to freeze better too.

floydyonfood's picture
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Nice muffins but quite subtle flavours and feel it could do with a bit more ginger or other spice

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