Pear Streusel Muffins

18 Jul 2016

Pear Streusel Muffins

These pear streusel muffins taste like a bite of fall. Made heartier with whole wheat flour.

Pear Streusel Muffins

I know this is not a summer recipe, but I just can't help myself!

Please give me all of the streusel!!! I am longing for fall flavors, but still want to keep the summer weather. I can't help that I am so picky when it comes to my food moods. This is why it is a good thing I can bake with fall flavors all year long.

Pear Streusel Muffins

And while I have yet to buy all of the watermelon, strawberries and peaches that are constantly on sale because they are in season, I go for the overpriced pears and the apples, which don't go in season for at least 2 months.

Sometimes I wonder what my cravings will be like when I'm pregnant. Maybe I will actually stick with the seasons and save a bit of money. But most likely I will want cheesecake for breakfast.

Heck, I want cheesecake for breakfast now.

Pear Streusel Muffins

So you guys don't need to be weirdos and make this now. I don't expect anyone really wants to spend half a fortune on produce that is not in season. Although, I would love to hear if you would. Just so that I know that I'm not alone.

But I would bookmark this one if I were you, just for those times you have one pear in your fridge that really needs using but you don't really feel like eating. Because these muffins are just like taking a bite into happiness. Or they were to me because I have been missing my fall flavors SO MUCH!

These can be made with only all-purpose flour, but I decided to add in half whole wheat just so that I make some effort to make my baking healthier. And more filling.

I am hoping these muffins will last me through the week, but I'm not counting on it.

Pear Streusel Muffins

Pear Streusel Muffins
printable recipe

What you'll need:

  • 1 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, ground
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pear, cored and cut into cubes
Streusel topping:
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

  1. Preheat oven to 375˚F. Line muffin pan with paper liners, or lightly spray a muffin pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and nutmeg.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup brown and white sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat well. Slowly add the flour mixture, mixing until fully incorporated. Fold in the pears.
  4. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin pans.
  5. In a small bowl, combine the streusel topping ingredients together. Sprinkle over the muffins.
  6. Bake for around 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Place on wire racks to cool completely.

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  1. I am drooling at those muffins... I had baked once with pears that nobody would eat and loved them so much, but haven't got to baking them again... making muffins and that too with stresel, just delicious...

  2. I adore anything with streusel. These muffins look awesome.

  3. Haha! I want cheesecake for breakfast now, and I don't plan on being pregnant anytime soon. The struggle is real! I'm right there with ya on the streusel. I might need to make a double batch of streusel so that I can eat half of it when no-one is watching. I love the pear in this one, too...who cares if pear isn't in season yet? I'm on board here! :-)

  4. I could care less if this is a summer recipe or not... I mean there is STREUSEL involved! Anything with streusel is perfectly acceptable to eat year-round if you ask me! ;) Love the pears in here too! SO GOOD! Cheers!

  5. What normal person doesn't want cheesecake for breakfast? :-) I get out-of-season cravings, too. Actually made some chili the other day, just because. Anyway, this looks wonderful -- thanks!

  6. I whipped up these today, and they were amazing Cathleen! I only had apples at hand, so I used that instead of pear - I am most certainly making these again! :) I hope you don't mind me sharing my version in the near future? x

    1. I'm so glad you liked it!! I made these with apples and I loved them too. Of course you can share your version!

  7. Yummy!! I dont know many good recipes using of my favorites!


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