Heavenly Pear Muffins with Crystallized Ginger and Fresh Nutmeg (GF)

By Sarah Wadsworth
May 23, 2012
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Author Notes: A delicious pear muffin with the bright flavor of crystallized ginger and freshly grated nutmeg, while it happens to be gluten free and healthy/nourishing.Sarah Wadsworth

Makes: 12

  • 2 cups Gluten free flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour/starch
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup fresh ground flax seeds
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup neutral oil
  • 1 cup plain yogurt or kefir
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup almond or rice or soy or hemp milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups pears, cut into 1 cm pieces
  • 1/3 cup crystallized ginger
  1. *Optional icing: 2c powdered sugar, 1/4 tsp fresh ground nutmeg, adding ‘milk’ until pourable consistency. Pour over muffins once cool. **Make your own gluten free flour mix with 1c. rice flour + 2/3c. tapioca starch flour + 1/3 c. cornstarch Preheat oven to 350degrees F (180degrees C) and line muffin tins so it is ready to go.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients (except sugar). In a medium bowl, whisk vanilla, oil, kefir/yogurt, eggs, sugar, and ‘milk’. Add to dry ingreds and give a good stir. Fold in pears and ginger. Fill muffin pans (should fill all 12). Bake for 25-30 mins. Once cool, top with optional icing. Makes 12 large, bakery style muffins. Read more from Seasonal Alchemist: http://www.seasonalalchemist.com/#ixzz1vkMLkGrp

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