Muffin recipes for kids are one of my favorite things to make because they’re so versatile. You can use them as a breakfast or a healthy snack. Plus you can put so many different things into muffins!
I used to make these pear muffins when my daughter was a toddler. She loved muffins and pears, so I thought it would be a great idea to blend them together. The one thing I love about pears is their juicy texture. Unfortunately, I find they don’t stay fresh very long. They had to be consumed quickly. One of the great way to use them and avoid waste is to mix them in your muffin recipes for kids.
Another great way is to use them in an upside down cake. But if your kids are tiny bit picky about fruits, favor the muffin recipes as you can blend them in the mixture and they won’t notice it. I know many parents prefer that their kids know what they eat but frankly, as long as my kids eat fruits, I am not picky about the means. I figure if they like the taste, they will ask for more and I can tell them. At a toddler age, we are developing their taste buds. Their knowledge will come after.
Most of the pear muffin recipes for kids you will find online will use canned pears. While it is a good compromise, I prefer using fresh pears. Nothing like the taste of fresh fruits in baked dishes. Baking releases all their delicious flavour.
Now let’s drool over this muffin recipe for kids. Make sure to double the batch as kids (and older ones) will eat them right fresh from the oven!
Pear muffin recipe
- 1 1/4 cup of flour
- 1/2 cup of oat
- 3 pears peeled and diced
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 3/4 cup of pear juice or apple juice
- Optional: some unsweetened chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 180 °C (350 °F).
- Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners
- Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl.
- In a separate bowl, whisk the honey and butter. Slowly add the eggs while whisking.
- Add the pears, juice
- Slowly blend in the pear batter with the dry ingredients until flour is moistened
- Fill in the muffin liners and bake for 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out dry and clean
You get around 12 delicious pear muffins for kids. This recipe is very easy to make. I usually double the batch and freeze some of them individually. They are perfect for breakfast, the lunch box, after school snack or just as anytime of the day (or almost).
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