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