Pear Muffins

Pear Muffins at The Happy Housewife

After much recipe searching I decided to make super easy pear muffins with our abundance of pears.  This recipe makes about 48 mini muffins!

Pear Muffins
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans sliced pears, drained and mashed (I used fresh pears, peeled and steamed, then pureed in the Vita-mix)
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons oil (next time I will use applesauce)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2¼ cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  1. Mix all ingredients together in a mixer until blended.
  2. Spoon into greased mini muffin tins.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.
The only complaint I have is that the muffins didn’t puff up like most muffins do. Perhaps I need to add more baking powder?


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  1. Sherry says:

    YUM! You could probably use pearsauce, too instead of oil. 😀

  2. Yum. I have never had a pear muffin, but I KNOW I would love it. Thanks for sharing your recipe, and thanks for joining us for Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.

  3. Happy TMTT!!!!
    These look light & fluffy. Never had pear muffins before!

  4. Jamey says:

    I haven’t heard of these, sounds good. Happy TMTT!

  5. Linda says:

    Those look really good. I need to get back to making muffins.

    I did post both of those recipes, but the spice cake was originally posted as a lemon cake. I’ll have to update it. We had a great time too!

  6. Jen H says:

    I know this recipe post is old, but after admiring your blog for a while and reading all the Menu Plan Monday posts on the blogs, I decided to give it a try myself. We made these pear muffins as part of our weekly breakfast menu. I did add a little more baking powder and use 2T oil/2T applesauce. Everyone in my family loved them, especially the kids!! I made enough that I thought they’d last a week, but by Wed. they were gone. It was so easy and used things I already had in the pantry. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  7. Leah Linebaugh says:

    I have a really yummy apple cake recipe and it’s very flat – no puffing up. It’s a pretty dense cake/cupcake but so moist and delicious. I am sure this is the same way. Might have to make some….

  8. Shonda says:

    I’m making these today! We have an abundance of pears. My husband picked up 700 lbs and he’s been canning for days!

  9. Sharon says:

    I know this post is old, but I just found it… can’t wait to try this recipe. My suggestion for the “puffing problem” … Up the baking powder to 1 + 1/2 tsp. Also, when you put them in the oven, raise the temperature to 400*. That will give the baking powder the quick blast of heat it needs to leaven the muffins.

  10. Having uncharacteristically forgotten to make a menu this week, I suddenly know what we’re having for breakfast! Thanks! We will have to use less sugar, but otherwise we’re going to copy it to the teaspoon!

    Have a blessed weekend.

    P.S. Saw this link on your Facebook page and had to pop over.

  11. Leah says:

    if you used a pear puree and the oil ( or next time, applesauce ) isn’t that a little redundant? pears pureed are basically pear-sauce, which is the same as applesauce.

    I would like to say thanks though, because I was wondering if I could make my applecake recipe into “muffins” using pears that were home canned.

    I just LOVE yourwebsite. Thanks again ~ Blessings

  12. Anne says:

    What is vita-mix?

  13. Keumele says:

    Made these today. I used fresh pairs & boiled them before making the muffins. I feel like I didn’t add enough pears because the flavor is pretty bland. I will try with half fresh & half canned next time…using some of the pear juice.

  14. Cathy says:

    I’m going to make these, only with a bit less cinnamon and 1/8 tsp. cloves. With a flavor as subtle as pears, I think that much cinnamon could overwhelm it. And I have a pear cake recipe with a bit of cloves, and they enhance the taste very nicely.

  15. kelly says:

    I substituted the oil for a little melted butter. The muffins were delicious. Kids thought they were great. I also used SR flour which worked very well


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