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The other day my sister-in-law delivered some pears to me from her pear tree.  They are canning pears and I really didn’t want to take the time to can them, so I decided to make some muffins out of them.  I came up with this Banana Pear and Pecan Muffin recipes and I must say it is a wonderful breakfast treat.  

So, if you have any pears headed your way this season, you really should try out this recipe.  I promise you won’t be disappointed.  

Pear and Banana Muffin Recipe
Pear and Banana Muffins



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Peel and chop into small pieces 2 pears.  
  3. Place the pears in a small pot with 1 cup of water.  Simmer the pears on the stovetop until they are fork-tender.
  4. In a mixing bowl sift together the 1 ¾ cups flour, ¼ teaspoon salt, 2 teaspoons baking powder, and ¼ cup of sugar.  Set aside.
  5. In another mixing bowl place the 2 eggs, 4 tablespoons melted butter and ¾ cup of milk.  Using a mixing, blend these ingredients together. 
  6. Slowly mix in the dry ingredients from the other bowl.  I add around ½ cup at a time.
  7. Then using a spatula, fold in the 1 cup mashed bananas, 1 cup chopped pecans, and 1 cup of the cooked pears (drained first). 
  8. Prepare a muffin pan with cooking spray and evenly place the batter into the pan.
  9. Top the muffins with equal amounts of brown sugar. 
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until brown and firm to the touch. 


Maurie Kay

Check out some of my other recipes like this favorite Triple Chocolate Chip Cookie.

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