Pear Crumble Muffins

Hi Everyone!

Today I have for you a yummy breakfast treat that will give you a reason to wake up in morning!  Do you like muffins with a sweet crumble topping?  I thought so!  I had some pears from my CSA Box and I had to use them up so I thought why not pear muffins?  It’s one of those recipes that I have had in the back of my mind for while now, so I thought why not make them today?

Pear Crumble Muffins

These muffins are amazing! They are light, fluffy, sweet and LOADED with little chunks of pear. The crumble topping is so sweet and really make this muffin pop! I am just loving them! Plus as a bonus they are healthy, low-calorie and a sure treat for a weekday morning. I froze the batch of muffins in the morning I nuke them in the microwave for a few seconds and they turn out perfect!!  Nothing like a warm muffin, cur in half with a smear of butter melting all over it.  *Drooling*
Pear Crumble Muffins

One of the key things when making these muffins is spraying your muffin liner with cooking spray. If you don’t the paper will stick to the muffin! It’s because of the pear chunks. The pear pokes through the muffins, which I think is a good thing. The more pear the better!!
Pear Crumble Muffins
The topping is made with brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and butter! Oh the crumble topping! I swear I could just eat that! It’s so delicious! I made the crumble using my fingers to work it all together, and let me tell you, muffin top on your fingers is a wonderful thing! :) You just don’t want muffin top around your jeans! lol! I think I may have had a little to many muffins in my life time.
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Pear Crumble Muffins

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 12 Muffins

Serving Size: 1 Muffin

Pear Crumble Muffins

A light, moist, healthy muffin chock full of pears and topped with a sweet crumble topping.

Ingredients

  1. 3/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  2. 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  3. 1 tsp. baking soda
  4. 1 tsp. baking powder
  5. 1/2 tsp. salt
  6. 5.3 oz container vanilla greek yogurt
  7. 1/2 cup sugar or presweet tagatose
  8. 1/4 cup egg substitute or 1 egg, lightly beaten
  9. 3 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted (or canola oil)
  10. 2 tbsp. milk (your favorite kind)
  11. 3/4 cup pears, peeled, diced small
  12. Crumb Topping
  13. 1/4 cup brown sugar
  14. 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  15. 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  16. 1 tablespoon butter, cold

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Lightly grease 12 muffin cups, or line with muffin papers sprayed lightly with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together flours, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  4. In another bowl, mix together yogurt, sugar, egg, coconut oil and milk; until combined. Stir the yogurt mixture into the flour mixture just until moistened. Fold in pear.
  5. Evenly scoop batter into prepare muffin cups. I filled my batter to the top of the muffin tin. That way it would rise over the top.
  6. In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, 2 tablespoons flour and cinnamon. Cut in 1 tablespoon butter until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal.
  7. Sprinkle topping over muffins.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.
  9. Note: You can use plain greek yogurt instead of vanilla, just add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract to batter.

Notes

Calories per muffin: 130, Fat: 4, Cholesterol: 0, Sodium: 265, Potassium: 52, Carbs: 27, Fiber: 2, Sugar: 6, Protein: 3

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Pear Crumble Muffins
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Well that’s it for me! Time to get baking! I have to come up for a recipe for #SundaySupper and I’m kind of stumped, so it will be a trial and error day!

Have a wonderful day!

Toodles,

Jennifer
Pear Crumble Muffins

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Comments

  1. Oh man Jennifer these look AMAZING!! And they are sooooo healthy! Let me ask you, what is all the buzz with coconut oil? It does not have omega 3′s or 6′s and is not considered a healthy oil by WW, BUT I have seen soooooo many people using it. What is the deal? I know it tastes really good ;)
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    • Coconut oil, where do I begin? It lowers cholesterol levels, it’s fights of bacteria, fungi and helps prevent yeast infections. It’ s been known to reduce abdominal fat, gives you energy, coconut fat can help curve hunger so you eat less, it helps go to the bathroom (you know what I mean). It stops tooth decay because it feeds the calcium in our body, Coconut oil helps in controlling blood sugar, and improves the secretion of insulin, which helps diabetics.

      Oh and ya, it tastes good and is the most awesome oil for using when popping popcorn! :) Hope this helps!

  2. Well I would definitely love to get up in the morning for these!
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  3. Oh my these look wonderful. I love those big chunks of juicy looking pears. These are winners!

  4. Hi Can I substitute Whole Wheat Pastry Flour with all purpose flour? Thank you.

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