- STEP 1
Preheat the oven to 160C (320 F or gas mark 3). Note you may need to adjust the temperature or times slightly depending on your oven.
- STEP 2
Sift the flour into a bowl and add the ground almonds. Add the sugar and oil and stir until combined.
- STEP 3
Add the yoghurt and eggs and stir again until combined.
- STEP 4
Add the cinnamon and almond essence and beat until fully combined.
- STEP 5
Lastly fold in the chunks of pear, by hand, this will prevent the fruit from being chopped up too much by an electric mixer.
- STEP 6
Half fill prepared muffin cases and sprinkle some flaked almond on the top (optional) then put the trays in the preheated oven.
- STEP 7
Bake for 10-15 mins until golden brown or until a skewer comes out clean.
- STEP 8
Allow to cool on a wire rack, these muffins can also be eaten hot with custard for a yummy dessert. Enjoy!