As a college kid, it’s hard to get breakfast in before that 8 AM financial accounting class. So, I have a proposition: Spiced banana pear muffins. Make a batch of these guys Sunday night, and you’ve got a grab and go breakfast ready for every day of the week. These muffins will be waiting for you at 7:57am when you’re running out of your apartment for class. Be careful though, your roommates might snatch ’em before you do.

Spiced Banana Pear Muffins

  • Prep Time:15 minutes
  • Cook Time:45 minutes
  • Total Time:1 hour
  • Servings:12 muffins
  • Medium

    Ingredients

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 ripe pear
  • 2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground clove
  • 1/8 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
Photo by Kayla Pichichero
Photo by Kayla Pichichero

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Step 2

In a small bowl, mash the ripe banana and set aside.

Photo by Kayla Pichichero
Photo by Kayla Pichichero

Step 3

Peel and dice the pear, then set aside.

Photo by Kayla Pichichero
Photo by Kayla Pichichero

Step 4

Mix the flour, baking powder, spices, salt, and 2 tablespoons sugar in large mixing bowl.

Photo by Kayla Pichichero
Photo by Kayla Pichichero

Step 5

Mix in the egg, milk, and ¼ cup melted butter.

Photo by Kayla Pichichero
Photo by Kayla Pichichero

Step 6

Add mashed banana and chopped pear.

Photo by Kayla Pichichero
Photo by Kayla Pichichero

Step 7

Place cupcake liners in pan and spoon batter into pan.

Photo by Kayla Pichichero
Photo by Kayla Pichichero

Step 8

In a small bowl, combine rolled oats, ¼ cup melted butter, 2 tablespoons coconut sugar, and a dash of cinnamon.

Photo by Kayla Pichichero
Photo by Kayla Pichichero

Step 9

Spoon oat mixture onto muffins and bake in oven for 45 minutes.

Photo by Kayla Pichichero
Photo by Kayla Pichichero

Step 10

Remove from the oven and enjoy!

Photo by Kayla Pichichero
Photo by Kayla Pichichero