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Crunchy topped pear muffins

Dear Muffin,

Oh how you must hate me for neglecting you so!

I admit I was distracted by the winsome charms of the seductive cupcake and had almost forgotten all about you. Almost.

If it were not for Bill Granger's cheeky smile leaping out at me from the pages of his Holiday cookbook, I might never have tasted your beautiful pear chunks and crunchy pecan crumble topping.

Can you ever forgive me?

Di x

Recipe: Crunchy-Top Pear Muffins
Recipe by Bill Granger, Holiday (2007)
Makes 6 large or 12+ regular muffins

1 cup plain flour
1/2 cup wholemeal plain flour
3 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 cup low fat plain/greek yoghurt
1/2 cup grapeseed oil
1 pear, peeled and diced

40g pecan nuts, finely chopped
1/4 cup brown sugar

  • Preheat oven to 180C.  Line muffin tray with paper cases.
  • Sift the flours, baking powder and cinnamon into a large bowl.  Add the oats and sugar.  Stir to combine and make a well.
  • Whisk together the eggs, yoghurt and oil.  Pour into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
  • Fold through the pear (just don't overmix).
  • Spoon into muffin cases.
  • To make the crumble topping, mix the pecans and brown sugar.  Sprinkle over the top of muffins.
  • Bake muffins for 20-25 minutes til golden.


EmmaK said…
Thanks for popping over to one of my blogs and giving me your chat up line: Pecan-crumble pear muffin anyone?

Why don't men use sexy lines like that on us rather than 'is that a ladder in your stockings or a stairway to heaven?'

Also I wrote a book called Cocktails at Naptime you can check out. Lets write a book called Cocktails and Cupcakes at Naptime!!
Anne said…
Ah yes Di. The always forgotten muffin. I prefer them to cupcakes most of the time because they don't need icing. They're so forgiving as well because you can use whatever you have lying around. Always great for us as a lunchbox filler and breakfast on the run (which is always me lately LOL).

Anne xx
Hehe top of the muffin to you! I hope you watch Seinfeld or you'd probably be wondering what on earth I was talking about :P
Di-licious said…
@Emma - what a wonderful comment to come home to! Cocktails and Cupcakes at Nap Time has a certain ring to it! :-D

@Anne - I know!

@Lorraine - right back at ya! :-P

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