Pear Muffins

Week one of school holidays has come to an end and I am still here, haven’t gone crazy yet but hey, there’s still time!

We have done a few things together this week and these muffins were a good outdoor treat for the little ones.

It’s a quick recipe if you have people coming over and smell absolutely delicious coming out of the oven.

If you don’t have sour cream in the fridge, just use yoghurt instead. 


Pear Muffins
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Recipe type: Muffins
Serves: 20 muffins
  • 125ml milk
  • 180ml vegetable oil
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 150g brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 65g sour cream
  • 375g self raising flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp mixed spice
  • 30g rolled oats
  • 1 large sweet pear, grated
  • raw sugar & rolled oats for topping
  1. preheat oven to 180C/160C fan, grease muffin tins
  2. place milk, oil, sugars, eggs and sour cream into a bowl and mix until smooth
  3. sift flour and spices in another bowl, add oats and mix to combine
  4. add wet mixture and grated pear to dry mixture and only mix until just combined
  5. spoon into well greased muffins tins and sprinkle with raw sugar and rolled oats
  6. bake for about 20 minutes or until golden and tested with a skewer


Wind in the Willows tin from our local thriftshop

How’s your week been? Hope it’s been a happy one, tell me what you have been up to I’d love some ideas for next week.



Enjoy your weekend whatever you are doing, I’ll hopefully make it back for a grateful post ♥

  • Yum!

  • I have that exact same tin – snap!

  • Such sweet and colorful tins to store your scrumptious muffins in! Lovely!

    Hope you are have a wonderful July Cathie!
    xo Catherine

  • Oh bless you Cathie, you have provided a recipe with my favourite fruit being the main ingredient, YUM! These look absolutely scrumptious :o)
    I have seen that Wind in the Willows tin somewhere before… I think I had one like this many years ago, it's gorgeous xo

  • I love the pear muffin recipe, yum! And my small girl would be gaga over your tin, she is mad about The Wind in the Willows at the moment – drawing pictures, acting out the parts of her favourite characters! What a great find that was 🙂

  • Oh they look delicious! the tins are so lovely!

  • Oh I LOVE pear muffins! Will definitely have to give them a try.
    love you Wind in the WIllows tin.
    big love to you

  • Well I love pears and I love muffins… so lets just say I'm hitting that print button (which, by the way, is a very thoughtful thing to add – thank you!).
    Love the tin!

    x claire

  • Looking delicious & loving the school holidays (we're one day in). Wishing you another beautiful week with all your children home, love Posie

  • Oh divine!
    I am tryng this next week. Thank you!

  • Okay, we are both not getting crazy this holiday, shall we? A little baking or playing outside in the garden at the right moments does help al lot. Have a fun filled weekend and holiday sweet Cathie xoxoxoxo

  • Hi Cathie, Am enjoying your blog, but unfortunately my computer( for some bizarre reason) has a mind of it's own when it comes to your blog and I have very little control over where the cursor and page goes…weird. Anyway love your recipes and ideas and will visit when I'm allowed!

  • Surprisingly I have all those ingredients so guess what I'm making today!? Thanks fir sharing C x

  • It's cold and windy here today and turning the oven on for a spot of baking I think would be just the ticket.
    …and I love that tin!

  • I'm always looking for new muffin ideas – especially those with hidden fruit! I'll definitely be trying these Cathie. And as for that tin – a severe case of op shop envy happening here!

    Enjoy the coming week with your gorgeous little peeps.

  • I much prefer pears to muffins so I'm sure these are delicious and I will definitely be trying them. Thanks for sharing. I hope you are well. xx

  • I am always keen to try new recipes and our fruit bowl is brimming with pears 🙂

    Love your little tin.


  • Dearest Cathie

    We made these today. They hit the spot with our visitors and my son. Thank you so much for generosity.

    Much love


  • These look wonderful – I love the idea of pear muffins! On my list to make! 🙂