I had some ripe pears in the fruit basket, more and more often my son is wanting to eat his food using his own hands, and I had a craving (non-pregnancy related!) for a sweet desert that the adults in the house could drizzle with vanilla icecream. The muffins were quite moist and my son loved them. I think he feels like a big boy eating them on his own. The addition of honey is up to you and so, I have suggested adding it at the end of the recipe if you so wish.
* 3-4 ripe pears
* 1 1/4 cup of self-raising flour
* 1 cup of plain flour
* 1 tsp of cinnamon
* 1/3 a cup of brown sugar
* 2 eggs
* 1.5 cups of milk
* 1 tsp of vanilla essence
* 125g of unsalted butter (melted)
* honey (optional)
Pre-heat oven to 200-210 degrees Celsius.
Spray 12 hole muffin tin with oil spray.
Sift flours and cinnamon in a large bowl and then stir in sugar and pear.
Whisk eggs, milk and vanilla in a small bowl and poor into dry mixture.
Add melted butter and stir with a spoon until combined but not overly mixed. Mixture will be lumpy. Add honey if desired and give a quick mix.
Spoon mixture into tin, filling each until 3/4 full.
Cook for 30 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.
Leave in tin for 5 minutes and then serve.
Mixture makes 12 muffins and enough left over for 2 ramekins worth for mum and dad (who can be excused for topping with some vanilla ice-cream).
Ambre is a first time mum to a beautiful little boy, an economist and a working mother. I am trying to navigate my way through this strange new world one day at a time. To see all of Ambre’s articles and recipes, click here.