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Honey Pear Muffins

Honey Pear Muffins-sweet honey muffins with juicy pears and Fall spices. Add them to your breakfast menu today! 

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TGIF! Do you have any fun weekend plans? Add baking Honey Pear Muffins to your weekend agenda. I promise they will help make your weekend a good one! Don’t worry, they are easy to make so you don’t have to spend all weekend slaving over these muffins. You can whip them up in no time!

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The weekends are usually busy for us, but we always find time for a special breakfast. Pancakes, waffles, French toastbaked oatmeal, scones, or muffins are a must! We always mix it up, but Saturday and Sunday are made for enjoying special breakfasts.

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Last weekend we turned on Saturday morning cartoons for Caleb and made Honey Pear Muffins.

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I love making muffins because they are simple and so satisfying. I love that every person gets their own little treat!

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Pears and honey are a delicious combo and I use the combo a lot. For example, in our Pear, Brie, and Honey Quesadillas and in our Grilled Pear, Brie, and Honey Crostini. Sooooo good!

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The pear and honey combo wins again with these marvelous muffins! The muffins are sweet with a hint of fall spices and dotted with juicy pear pieces. We topped our muffins with a drizzle of honey and savored every single bite!

Honey Pear Muffins will make your weekend a little sweeter. Make a batch and enjoy!

Honey Pear Muffin Recipe from A great fall breakfast treat!

Honey Pear Muffins

Yield: 15 muffins

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 18-20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Top Honey Pear Muffins with a drizzle of honey for an extra special breakfast treat!


1 cups all-purpose Gold Medal flour
1 cup whole wheat Gold Medal flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup buttermilk, room temperature
1/4 cup butter, melted and slightly cooled
1/4 cup honey
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup diced pears
Turbinado sugar, for sprinkling on muffins


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line muffin pans with paper liners or coat with cooking spray. Set aside.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together flours, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Set aside.

3. In a small bowl, whisk together buttermilk, butter, honey, egg, and vanilla. Pour the liquid mixture over the dry ingredients and stir until flour disappears. Gently stir in the pears.

4. Fill muffin cups 3/4 of the way full. Sprinkle each with turbinado sugar and bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick stuck in the middle comes out clean. Let cool for 5 minutes. Serve warm.


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54 Responses to “Honey Pear Muffins”

  1. Emily @ Life on Food — October 4, 2013 @ 6:15 am

    We just moved into a new house and I haven’t baked anything yet. This weekend I need some muffins. The perfect welcome home.

  2. Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} — October 4, 2013 @ 6:49 am

    This looks like the perfect fall muffin! I actually have a pear in my pantry that is screaming to be put into a muffin so I might just try this recipe. :) Have a great weekend!

  3. Tieghan — October 4, 2013 @ 8:22 am

    These muffins look the perfect breakfast, except I may need 2 or 3! One just will not cute it!

  4. Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama — October 4, 2013 @ 8:37 am

    Oh these muffins look amazing. I often feel like I over look pears. I do so much with apple I forget to use up the seasonal pears as well!

  5. Laura Dembowski — October 4, 2013 @ 8:42 am

    Love that you make sure to have a special breakfast sometimes! It’s always nice to sit down to a delicious treat in the morning. Muffins are great and pears are wonderful in baked goods!

  6. Carrian — October 4, 2013 @ 9:34 am

    These look so good! I can’t wait to try them!

  7. Nana Phyllis — October 4, 2013 @ 9:56 am

    I have some red pears I need to use. This sounds great. Think I’ll add so e walnuts because I like a little crunch!

  8. Angie | Big Bear's Wife — October 4, 2013 @ 10:05 am

    the honey paired with those pear muffins would just take them over the top! yum!

  9. Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective — October 4, 2013 @ 11:15 am

    Love these muffins, Maria! Pear is such a perfect fall flavor! Can’t wait to make these! :)

  10. Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies — October 4, 2013 @ 11:26 am

    These would be the perfect breakfast for a fall weekend–they are beautiful!

  11. Annmaie — October 4, 2013 @ 11:41 am

    Made these this morning, right after I got the post! I didn’t have ground ginger, so I minced some fresh ginger and added it with wet ingredients! Also made 6 large muffins instead of regular size! So easy and DELICIOUS!!!!

  12. Julie @ Table for Two — October 4, 2013 @ 12:01 pm

    adore this! honey and pears are a great combo!

  13. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — October 4, 2013 @ 1:12 pm

    These look SO GOOD! And, I am looking for easy things to eat on the go as me and the hubs have an upcoming 10 day road trip planned…perfect timing!

  14. Laura (Tutti Dolci) — October 4, 2013 @ 1:14 pm

    Prettiest muffins, I love that honey drizzle!

  15. Jodee Weiland — October 4, 2013 @ 1:31 pm

    These muffins look delicious! Love the use of pears!

  16. Maria Tadic — October 4, 2013 @ 1:52 pm

    These look so good! I love pears in baked goods – and you don’t see them that often! These would be great to bring into the office!

  17. Chef Thyme Savor — October 4, 2013 @ 5:59 pm

    I really enjoy fresh pears and am always looking for interesting recipes beyond my favorite pear tart. We will have to try this. Maybe add some almond because I love that combo. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Ali | Gimme Some Oven — October 4, 2013 @ 6:21 pm

    Mmm, love the pear and honey combo. Beautiful photos!!

  19. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — October 4, 2013 @ 8:11 pm

    I’ve never tried pear in a muffin before. These sound awesome!!

  20. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor — October 4, 2013 @ 9:29 pm

    I love all the pear recipes you have been sharing. The muffins look like the perfect breakfast treat!

  21. I have never baked with pears! These look fabulous!

  22. Rochelle @ Oh So Sweet Baker — October 5, 2013 @ 7:46 am

    We used to make honey and pear muffins at a hotel I used to work at and look so similar to these. Love that they look soo wholesome and in somewhat good for you

  23. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — October 5, 2013 @ 10:03 am

    I should bake more with pears and honey. These muffins look fabulous, Maria!

  24. Laura — October 5, 2013 @ 10:38 am

    I had some pears I needed to use and this was the perfect recipe. I made the muffins this morning and love them. I normally don’t make muffins, but your recipe sounded too good to be true. Thank you so much for sharing. The muffins were delicious!

    • Two Peas replied: — October 5th, 2013 @ 12:52 pm

      Glad you enjoyed the muffins!

  25. Nimi — October 5, 2013 @ 11:31 am

    The contents of these muffins made me try these. Its a healthy muffin recipe I feel. They came out really good and taste healthy too. Thanks for the recipe.

    • Two Peas replied: — October 5th, 2013 @ 12:52 pm

      You are welcome!

  26. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — October 6, 2013 @ 3:00 am

    With that drizzle of honey, how can I resist?!

  27. Rose — October 6, 2013 @ 4:06 am

    I made these this morning and they taste great! And also my house smells really good right now :) I made some substitutions for the dairy and they still came out amazing. And at only a 110 kcal a piece I can have 2 for breakfast! 😀 Thank you for sharing.

  28. Myriam — October 6, 2013 @ 9:02 am

    Hi, I would love to make these but I don’t have the whole wheat flour, can anyone tell me if I could replace it with the regular, all purpose one? And use 2 cups instead of one? TIA!

    • Two Peas replied: — October 6th, 2013 @ 11:19 am

      Yes, you can use all-purpose flour!

  29. ATasteOfMadness — October 6, 2013 @ 7:27 pm

    I just bought a whole bunch of pairs. I think I just might add baking honey pear muffins to my weekend agenda! Thanks for sharing!

  30. Lisa Kirk — October 6, 2013 @ 11:12 pm

    Just made these!
    They were fantastic! Thanks for the great recipe (:
    Btw they are better when cooled a little bit

  31. This is really an amazing recipe. Glad to read your post. Love the recipe shared. Surely will try. Thank you for sharing.

  32. Colorado mama — October 8, 2013 @ 11:18 pm

    YUM! Just took mine out of the oven they are delicious. I also added some lemon zest.

  33. RKMcSushi — October 10, 2013 @ 7:00 pm

    Any idea how to adjust the cooking time for mini muffins for the kiddos?

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  35. Anne — October 27, 2013 @ 6:17 pm

    These muffins are delish! Once I smelled the batter I couldn’t wait for them to bake. The sprinkling of turbinado sugar gives them the perfect little crunch too. Thanks so much for a wonderful recipe :)

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  38. gabriela hl — November 25, 2013 @ 3:27 pm

    These muffins were truly yummy but mine were very dense the first time around. I found a site ( that recommended reducing the baking powder to 2 tsp as too much will make them rise and then fall flat – like mine! Oh, and added 1/4 tsp of baking soda to help counteract the buttermilk’s acidity. This made them lighter, not so dense and didn’t affect the flavor.
    The above notwithstanding, thanks for the recipe! it’s been added to my roster. :)

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