Pear Crumble Muffins

The leaves are blanketing our entire deck with the tease that Fall is on the way. I couldn’t be more ready! Fall is my favorite season. I am a sucker for those tiny galoshes lined up at our door, little gloves starting to make their appearance, and cute rain coats on little girls who love dancing in the rain. Good things just happen in Fall. The aromas of pumpkin, spice, and everything nice looms in the air, the cozy blankets start coming out, and the hum of the holidays begin. Plus, I met grant during a Fall evening, so I’m partial to the romantic feeling that Autumn brings. Oh! And I put up my first recipe, Apple Spiced Cupcakes with Maple Cinnamon Frosting, last Fall. So yes, good things definitely happen in the Fall! Like these Pear Crumble Muffins.

Pear Crumble Muffins

While my Instagram is pumpkin crazy, I wanted to put up these pear crumble muffins as my first Fall recipe of 2018. These pear crumble muffins are filled with Bosc pears, greek yogurt, fresh ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar. Walnuts add an earthy crunch. The crumble is a sweet and crisp mix of brown sugar and cinnamon.

pear crumble muffins

These muffins will get you ready for the change in season. And they make your house smell so warm and inviting. Best Fall Tip I have for you: Skip the holiday scented candles this year and just bake on!

Pears

For these pear crumble muffins, you will want to use a firmer pear like Bosc.  Pears are such an underrated star when it goes up against other fall favorites like apples and pumpkins. There is so much you can do with pears like Flambeed Pears. Bosc pears are elegant, sophisticated, and gorgeous. Pears go so well with ginger and holiday baking spices. If you have yet to use pears in baking, today is the day!

Pear Crumble Muffins

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Pear Crumble Muffins

Pear Crumble Muffins

Pear crumble muffins are filled with Bosc pears, greek yogurt, fresh ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar. Walnuts add an earthy crunch. The crumble topping is a sweet and crisp mix of brown sugar and cinnamon.

Servings 12 muffins

Ingredients

Muffins

  • 1/2 cup butter or canola oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup greek yogurt or buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger minced
  • 2 cups AP Flour
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 bosc pears peeled small dices
  • 1 cup walnuts

Crumble Topping

  • 3/4 cup AP Flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons softened butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 and line or butter muffin tins.

    Melt your butter in a small bowl and set aside to cool slightly.  (if using butter)

    In a large bowl, combine your sugar, flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg. 

    In another bowl, whisk your eggs, greek yogurt, vanilla, and minced ginger. If using oil instead of butter, add it to this mixture. 

    Fold your wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Drizzle on butter. Fold in pears and walnuts. 

    Divide into prepared muffin tin.

    Make crumble topping by mixing dry ingredients then cutting in butter until crumbly. Then Place a couple of tablespoons on top of each muffin,

    Bake for approx 20 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.

    Cool and serve warm.

Recipe Notes

Here are some yummy substitutions:

Pecans are a great alternative to walnuts.

Add a few nut pieces into crumble topping for extra crunch!

Substitute greek yogurt with buttermilk.

 

 

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