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Spiced Pear Muffins with Ginger Crumble


A unique twist on fall flavours.

From warm hints of cinnamon and nutmeg, to a pop of ginger zest and seasonal pears, this wholesome muffin recipe makes for the perfect addition to your fall baking line-up.

Crumble Topping
  • 1/4 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp Grated Ginger
Muffin Batter
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/8 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Butter
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1/3 Cup Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Tbsp Grated Ginger
  • 1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 & 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 Pear, Unpeeled & Diced

Makes 6-12 Muffins (depending on muffin tin size)

  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Grease muffin tin or assemble muffin liners in tray.
  2. In a medium bowl, prepare Crumble Topping by mixing together Flour, Sugar, Butter, Cinnamon, and Ginger until pea-sized crumbles form. Store in the fridge until Step 8.
  3. Cut pear into chunks of desired thickness and set aside.
  4. Begin making the Muffin Batter by creaming together Sugar and Butter in a bowl. 
  5. Mix in the Egg, Vanilla, Ginger, and then set aside.
  6. In another bowl, combine Flour, Baking Powder, Spices, Salt
  7. Gradually stir flour mixture into wet ingredients bowl, alternating between adding Milk and flour mixture until all ingredients are combined. Fold in diced Pears.
  8. Distribute batter into muffin tins. Top liberally with prepared Crumble Topping.
  9. Bake for 15-25 minutes, until golden brown.
  1. Keeping the peel on the pears adds a welcome texture while boosting the fibre content of the muffins, it also makes this recipe much simpler to prepare!