Recipes

Lemon Thyme Pear Muffins

by Elisa Pecorari

Lemon Thyme Pear Muffins

Lemon thyme pear muffins: need we say more? These beauties are the perfect blend of tart and sweet, with a subtle herbal undertone from the thyme. Plus, they're easy to make and taste great fresh out of the oven or at room temperature on a lazy Sunday morning. So what are you waiting for? Grab your ingredients and get baking!

(SERVINGS12 muffins PREP TIME15 mins COOK TIME 20 mins TOTAL TIME 35 mins)

Here's what you'll need:

Equipment

  • 24 muffin pan
  • Mixing bowls
  • whisk
  • Spatula
  • muffin liners

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Melted Butter
  • 2 Eggs room temperature
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 Cup Chopped Pear 
  • Zest of 1 Lemon 
  • 1 tsp Fresh Thyme Leaves

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl add the sugar and butter and whisk until well incorporated. Add the eggs and vanilla extract. Keep whisking until everything is smooth.
  3. Add the flour, baking soda, and a pinch of salt. Add the lemon zest and fresh thyme leaves. Keep whisking just until incorporated. Fold in the pear pieces.
  4. Scoop the batter into the muffin liners and fill them 3/4 of the way. Bake for about 20-25 minutes. To check the doneness insert a toothpick in the middle of the muffin. A clean toothpick means the muffins are done.

Make This Gluten-Free

Notes: For Gluten-Free muffins use the blend below instead of the all-purpose flour. Mix the ingredients before you add them to the mix. 

  • 1 ⅓ Cup Oat Flour
  • ¾ Cup Almond Flour
  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder

Make This Plant-Based

Notes: For Plant-based muffins use ripe mashed bananas instead of the eggs and vegan butter or coconut oil instead of the butter. Make sure it is melted just like in the recipe.