Pear and Walnut Muffins

  • AnnaBellaBoom Posted: 02/18/09
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    My first batch just came out of the oven and they are great! I agree that the paper liners aren't necessary. I also subbed 6 oz lowfat fruit-on-the-bottom lemon yogurt and 2 oz lowfat sour cream for the plain yogurt, only used 1 cup of pear (all I had), and added about 1/8 tsp cinnamon. So good!

  • ElizaHope Posted: 11/03/08
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    I've made these a few times and come out perfectly each time! Muffins don't rise too much so make 12 not 15 muffins. I've made them with both ground walnuts and almonds and I must say that walnuts taste better. I also peeled my pears. Make sure you use really ripe ones.

  • Patten Posted: 09/03/10
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    really enjoyed these. used pecans instead of walnuts and sprinkled cinnamon on top when they came out of the oven (b/c I forgot to put it in the batter) to follow a reviewers suggestion. will have again!

  • drm0426 Posted: 02/18/09
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    Made these before and wasn't wowed -- gave it another try and they came out tasty! Here's what to do: do NOT use paper liners, they came out so crispy and delicious with the nonstick spray instead. Also, add some cinnamon (or another spice to the batter). And definitely use the turbinado too. I now will be making these often, so glad I gave them another try!

  • almondyankee Posted: 01/31/10
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    Delicious. Very most and sweet enough! Substitutions - I was out of walnuts, so I used pecans. I chopped them and did not put the pecans in the processor as we like a little crunch in our muffins. Did not have whole wheat flour, so I used all purpose flour. Also, added 1/2 tsp of cinnamon (per another reviewer-great idea). The turbinado sugar was the perfect topping! YUMMY!! Will definetely make again!

  • melharmon75 Posted: 01/03/10
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    Loved these, as did my family Christmas morning. These were the best muffins I have ever made from scatch!!!

  • RiderGrad Posted: 02/08/09
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    This muffins were really good. I brought them into work and everyone loved them. I used Vanilla Non-fat yogurt and regular sugar and they were still great. I tend to use vanilla yogurt whenever something calls for plain cause it gives it a little more flavor...yummy...will def make again!

  • brendat Posted: 01/28/10
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    I have been making these muffins for a few years now and my family LOVES them. They are so moist and just the right amount of sweetness. The pears are a nice change from other fruit muffins or breads and I feel good knowing that my family is also eating something healthy for them (but shh...don't tell them!)

  • msjake Posted: 07/24/09
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    Far too many ingredients for a busy woman, and taste not that great. Wouldn't do again.

  • Madelyn18 Posted: 07/28/09
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    I made these for breakfast and was delighted by the recipe. The whole wheat flour tends to dry them out a little, so I'd make it 2 whole cups of finely diced pears next time. I also added 1/4 tsp. of cinnamon and they were really yummy! At only 149 calories, you can't beat it.

  • katiesmith Posted: 01/26/10
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    Very easy and tasty! I used pecans instead of walnuts since that's what I had handy, and I didn't use the sugar on top since I didn't have/couldn't find it. They still tasted great. I used 1.5 red pears to get 1.5 cups and put it into 12 cups instead of 15. I definitely plan on making these again and possibly adding some different fruits/flavors, just to see what happens.

  • LutzCat Posted: 10/20/10
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    These muffins were OK, but they turned out a little "mushy." But honestly, that may be a result of using VERY ripe pears. I used paper cup liners, and a lot of the muffin is sticking to the paper when peeling. I will give this another try with less ripe pears, will not use the wheat flour, and no liners.

  • Maywati Posted: 03/25/10
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    Great muffins, loved the sugar topping. They came out light and fluffy. Will make again. My hubby raved about them and he doesn't even like pears.

  • pk3teacher Posted: 06/11/10
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    I followed the recipe using some of the tips given by other users. I didn't use wheat flour. I used vanilla yogurt. I added cinnamon. I would use less nuts next time-no a nut fan :) I LOVED these muffins & can't wait 2 make them again. Ate 3 the 1st nite. I had 2 put them away so I could STOP eating. Excellent with a bowl of oatmeal-I did a biscuit & gravy thing.

  • JudithInBklyn Posted: 10/06/12
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    Really good muffins. I didn't use paper liners or wheat flour and they came out beautifully. I also used milk instead of yogurt and made 12 instead of 15 muffins. The recipe would have made 15 skimpy muffins.

  • CHILDERS1 Posted: 11/02/12
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    These were excellent! I ground up the walnuts because my kids don't like chunks of nuts. I used Bartlett pears & turbinado sugar. I did not use liners. My kids thought they tasted like cake. These are a keeper. Loved the uniqueness of pear in a muffin.

  • sjdarji Posted: 05/26/12
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    Not bad. I totally forgot about the sugar topping. Maybe I can sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top instead? I've never had cooked pears before. They taste interesting. I liked the texture. Make sure you dice those pears up or you're going to have some lumpy muffins.

  • sccook Posted: 12/09/12
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    So good! I used reduced fat sour cream instead of yogurt and folded in the chopped walnuts at the end, rather than grinding them. Be careful not to overcook. I had no trouble with these not rising or falling in the middle as some other reviewers did. Be sure to mix by hand and check that the top springs back when lightly touched to ensure that they are done.

  • crosscourt Posted: 09/28/12
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    Easy to make. Didn't take much time. The pears get so soft they are like filling in a copy cake.

  • tlthomas1715 Posted: 03/27/12
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    These were really tasty. I added some dried cranberries instead of walnuts because of an allergy. They were a hit with my husband and an easy on-the-go or pre-workout snack!

  • seaside725 Posted: 10/15/13
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    I also used vanilla yogurt and added cinnamon to the muffin batter. I thought they were tasty and very moist. I would put them on my brunch table for any occasion.

  • TheSchrib Posted: 09/02/13
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    Oh so tasty! The muffin batter is airy and light. The baked muffins are flavorful, not too sweet and have a wonderful moist texture. I followed other reviewers suggestions and added ~1 tsp. of ground cinnamon to the batter. oh and they were done in 15 minutes in my oven. I will make these again.

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