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.
- 1 cup of water
- 1 ¾ cups flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ cup of sugar
- 2 eggs
- 4 tablespoons melted butter
- ¾ cup of milk
- 1 cup mashed ripe banana (approx. 2 bananas)
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1 cup diced cooked pears
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Peel and chop into small pieces 2 pears.
- Place the pears in a small pot with 1 cup of water. Simmer the pears on the stovetop until they are fork-tender.
- 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.
- In another mixing bowl place the 2 eggs, 4 tablespoons melted butter and ¾ cup of milk. Using a mixing, blend these ingredients together.
- Slowly mix in the dry ingredients from the other bowl. I add around ½ cup at a time.
- Then using a spatula, fold in the 1 cup mashed bananas, 1 cup chopped pecans, and 1 cup of the cooked pears (drained first).
- Prepare a muffin pan with cooking spray and evenly place the batter into the pan.
- Top the muffins with equal amounts of brown sugar.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until brown and firm to the touch.
Check out some of my other recipes like this favorite Triple Chocolate Chip Cookie.