Gingerbread Pear Muffins


Today I’m getting into the season with moist and flavorful muffins combining ginger, molasses and pear. They are so good with a cup of hot chocolate or coffee on a cold morning. They are moist and sweet, but not too sweet.  A delicious treat any time of day.  They would be make a fantastic baked gift this holiday season.







Gingerbread Pear Muffins

These moist and flavorful muffins combine ginger, molasses and pear. They're great for breakfast or a snack. Use organic when available.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword gingerbread, gingerbread pear muffins, muffins, pear
Servings 12 muffins


  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 3/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 pear peeled, cored, diced


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C)
  • Grease 12 muffin pan or line with paper liners
  • In large bowl whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and salt together
  • Beat eggs in separate bowl
  •  Stir buttermilk, molasses, and vegetable oil into beaten eggs until smooth
  • Add wet mixture to flour mixture and stir until batter is moist
  • Fold in pears
  • Spoon batter into muffin cups half full
  • Bake in oven for about 20 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean







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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

30 thoughts to “Gingerbread Pear Muffins”

  1. I can feel my mouth watering already, the combination of ginger and pear sounds amazing. I’ve pinned for later and just realised I was not following you on Pinterest, that’s sorted now 🙂 #mmbc

  2. Mmmmm… This recipe sounds delicious! My husband loves molasses. ‘Pinning for later. Thank you for sharing at Tuesdays with a Twist! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  4. Hello, this is one of my favorites for Encouraging Hearts and Home, this week! I hope you stop by and say hello, this post has been pinned! Thank you for being a part of Encouraging Hearts and Home, we appreciate all that you share. Have a great week ahead!

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