Friday 15 August 2014

Pear and Crunchy Granola Muffins (Gordon Ramsay)

I have not used pears in baking muffins. Well, there's always a first time and didn't want to give this Gordon Ramsay’s recipe a miss.

Baked a quick batch of muffins for brekkie with some finely chopped pears and crunchy granola with raisins.

Pear and Crunchy Granola Muffins
Recipe by Gordon Ramsay Lifestyle
(slight modification made in blue adjusted to our taste)
300g self-raising flour, sifted
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Pinch of sea salt
125g light muscovado sugar (I reduced to 85g)
250ml whole milk
2 free-range eggs, beaten
100g butter, melted (I used unsalted butter, reduced slightly to 80g)
2 small ripe pears, peeled, cored and cut into small pieces
100g crunchy granola

1) Preheat the oven to 180ºC/Gas 4 and line a couple of muffin trays with paper cases.

2) Sift the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt into a large bowl, then stir in the sugar. Whisk the milk, eggs and butter together in a large jug, then pour into the dry ingredients and mix well. Stir in the pears and half the granola.

3) Divide the batter between the muffin cases, and sprinkle the top of each one with the remaining granola.

4) Bake for 25–30 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the middle of the muffins comes out clean. Leave to cool for 5 minutes before serving warm or at room temperature.

These succulent and sweet pear bursting with flavour in the muffin. The added crunchy granola gives the moist texture some crisp and chewy bites. Yummy-licious! My big kids like these warm muffins alot ! As usual ... 2 on the go plus a cup of freshly brew coffee for my brekkie ^-^

Have a nice weekend and happy baking! 

I am submitting this post to 
Cook Like a Star (August 2014) : Gordon Ramsay
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And I'm linking this post to Little Thumbs Up event and the theme for August 2014 is Flour

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  1. I love having muffins for breakfast as it seem simple and hassle free; and I love having some fruity fruits in there too for some extra flavours. Wish I could have one from you for my brekkie today. Happy TGIF!

    1. Hi Mel, Yeah agree fruity muffins ! Happy TGIF to you too!

  2. Karen, I have not baked with pears as yet. Must try one day!

    1. Phong Hong, should try ... guess that adding crunch fruits like pears or apples to muffins really tasty ... 'song song dei' when biting it.

  3. I was eyeing these muffins too cos they look so delicious!

  4. Karen I would imagine baked pears must be so DELISH!

  5. Hi Karen,

    Your kids had two of these muffins at one go!!! This shows that the muffins must be very good!!!


  6. Pears in muffin must be delicious! Thanks for linking to CLAS :)


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