Pears tape measure3 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups sugar

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

2 eggs

½ cup vegetable oil

½ cup applesauce

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

6 ripe pears, peeled, seeded and chopped

Preheat oven to 350°F.

  1. In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking soda and cinnamon.
  2. In another bowl, combine the eggs, oil, applesauce and vanilla. Stir into the flour mixture. Fold in the pears.
  3. Pour into paper-lined muffin cups, two-thirds full and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool slightly on wire rack.

Makes 24 muffins.                             Serving size: 1 muffin

Edita’s Tip

It’s so hard to find fun recipes using pears. These are great. And if you have any leftover pears, just use them as a morning snack.