Vanilla Pear Brown Sugar Muffins

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Bake up delicious pear muffins with little work, thanks to a homemade baking mix.
Vanilla Pear Brown Sugar Muffins : Bake up delicious pear muffins with little work, thanks to a homemade baking mix.

My big box of muffin papers came. FishBoy12 thinks his grandkids won’t need to buy muffin papers. I beg to differ. These papers coupled with the best muffin pan in the world make muffin making super fun. Nothing sticks or burns and clean up is a breeze.

Truth to saving money: if things are easy to do, you’ll do them more often. So make eating at home on a budget easier on yourself.


So, as part of my freezer cooking for the month, I prepped a bunch of muffin mixes. Preparing homemade baking mixes makes baking so much easier. These muffins came together in a flash. I just chopped a pear, mixed up the wet ingredients, dumped in the dry, and folded it all together. Thirty minutes later we had delicious, piping hot muffins to eat with breakfast.

Since our sugar fast, some of my standby recipes taste a little too sweet to me, particularly those that call for white sugar, which seems to be all sweet. So, for this rendition, I reduced the sugar to 2/3 cup and used brown sugar which adds a little more depth of flavor. The result was a sweet breakfast bread, not dessert for breakfast. We really enjoy this flavor combination.

Remember, with my Mix and Match Muffin recipe, you can experiment with all kinds of mix-ins. These would be really nice with a handful of dark chocolate chips thrown in. Or you could use chopped nuts or a different fruit or a different extract or …. You get my drift.

Vanilla Pear Brown Sugar Muffins : Bake up delicious pear muffins with little work, thanks to a homemade baking mix.

Muffin making can be easy. Just tool up and make homebaked muffins and easy and tasty part of your week.

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Vanilla Pear Brown Sugar Muffins
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Course: Bread, Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: muffins, Vanilla pear brown sugar muffins
Servings: 18 muffins
Calories: 200 kcal
Author: Jessica Fisher
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sunflower oil
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ripe pear chopped
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Line two 12-cup muffin tins with 18 paper liners or spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the milk, oil, yogurt, eggs, and vanilla.
  3. In another large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. (Or use this homemade muffin mix!) Fold the dry ingredients into the wet. Add the pear and gently fold.
  4. Divide the batter into the 18 prepared cups. You can do more or less, just adjust the baking time.
  5. Bake until golden brown and a tester inserted comes out with a few crumbs attached, about 25 minutes. Cool on a rack.
  6. To freeze: cooled muffins can be stored in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months.
Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are approximate and are based on the recipe making 18 muffins. Use within 4 days or freeze.

Nutrition Facts
Vanilla Pear Brown Sugar Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 200 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 149mg6%
Potassium 173mg5%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 55IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 76mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

About Jessica Fisher

I believe anyone can prepare delicious meals—no matter their budget.

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  1. Prepped muffin mixes saved my mornings countless of times. Thanks for this awesome muffin recipe.

  2. Thank you so much for posting this recipe! I just bought some apple-pears from Costco. They were a good price and I thought they would be something different and fun, but none of us cared for them. They have been sitting in my fridge until I could find something to do with them. I just found my answer! I, too, find that most recipes have too much sugar. I am in the habit of cutting the sugar and using brown the majority of the time. Thanks, again, for the recipe. Pinning!

  3. Carla says

    I plan on making these. If I don’t venture out for sunflower oil, what do you recommend? What about coconut? (mine has no coconut scent).

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