Whole Grain Pear Muffins with Pecans


If there’s one breakfast food that is both convenient for busy mornings on-the-go and enjoyable to savor slowly with a cup of coffee or hot tea, it’s a muffin. Muffins have a reputation for being basically a cupcake in disguise…in other words, not so healthy. Au contraire, with these Whole Grain Pear Muffins with Pecans you know you are giving yourself and your family a nutritious breakfast. They are a good source of fiber with protein and heart healthy fats. Plus, pear and ginger pair so well together you won’t even notice that there’s no chocolate chips or blueberries in these muffins.

Whole Grain Pear Muffins with Pecans

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  • 12 muffins Servings
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Calories: 185


Serving Size

12 muffins



Total Fat





  • 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed, ground
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon, ground
  • 1 tsp ginger, ground
  • 2 pears, grated
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup pear, diced
  • 1/4 cup crystallized ginger chips
  • 2 tbsp pecans, roughly chopped


  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 12-cup muffin pan with paper cups or spray with oil.

  • Step 2

    In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, flaxseeds, cinnamon and ground ginger.

  • Step 3

    In another bowl, combine grated pear, honey, yogurt, egg, melted butter and milk.

  • Step 4

    Add the wet ingredients to the bowl with the dry ingredients. Stir just until the dry ingredients are incorporated and moistened. Fold in the diced pears and combine to distribute evenly in the batter.

  • Step 5

    Fill the 12 muffin cups equally with batter. Sprinkle uncooked muffins with chopped pecans and crystallized ginger.

  • Step 6

    Bake for 20 minutes and then cool on a wire rack.

Time Saving Tip

Instead of dicing fresh pears for Step 4, save time by using jarred or canned diced pears instead.


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