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Bartlett Pear Muffins

Cook Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 24


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup melted butter, cooled
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup diced Bartlett Pears (about 2 medium pears)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, beat together milk, beaten egg, butter, and lemon zest.
  • Mix pears and nuts into flour mixture. Gently stir milk mixture into dry ingredients. The batter should be lumpy, not smooth. Do not over mix.
  • Spray muffin pans with nonstick spray. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until tops are browned. Remove from pan immediately and serve warm.