Pear, Ginger and Dark Chocolate Muffins

Pear, Ginger and Dark Chocolate Muffins

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A delicious fall treat, the dense crumb is a cross between a scone and a cake. They are delicious warm, but keep their flavour and moisture into the next couple of days. This makes 12 large size muffins. Use 18 cups for a more modest sized muffin and check to see if done at 20 minutes. After they have fully cooled store in an airtight container.
Course Breakfast
Servings 12 muffins

Ingredients
  

  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 7 ounces butter softened (3/4 cup plus 2 tsp)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 4 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger grated
  • 2 pears chopped into small chunks
  • 1/3 cup dark or bittersweet chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 325 F
  • Line a 12 muffin pan with paper liners
  • Stir together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside
  • In a stand mixer, combine the butter, brown sugar and white sugar at medium high speed until light and fluffy, about one minute.
  • Beat in the eggs until fully incorporated.
  • Reduce the speed to medium and add in the milk, vanilla and ginger.
  • On low speed add the dry ingredients just until incorporated. Don't over mix.
  • Gently fold in the pears and chocolate chips just until evenly distributed.
  • Spoon the batter into the muffin cups.
  • Bake until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean, about 25 minutes.
Keyword Fall treats, Muffin, Pear
Print Recipe
Rhubarb Cheesecake Chia Breakfast Parfait
Healthy enough for breakfast, decadent enough for dessert.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
person
Ingredients
Chia Pudding
Cheese Cake Layer
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings
person
Ingredients
Chia Pudding
Cheese Cake Layer
Instructions
Chia Pudding
  1. Mix all ingredients and let sit for at least 2.5 hours or overnight. When ready to use, if too thick, add a bit more milk. If too thin add more chia seeds and let sit another 30 minutes.
  2. Note: This will keep in the fridge for up to five days. On chia seed week of my meal plan, I usually mix a big batch of this up on Sunday night and then eat it over the course of the week.
Cheese Cake Layer
  1. Whip all ingredients together for 30 seconds with a hand blender or mixer. Taste for sweetness and adjust if needed
To Assemble
  1. Pour the chia pudding into a tall glass. Spoon the rhubarb compote evenly over the top, followed by the cheesecake. Sprinkle the top with the granola and serve.