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Honey and ginger go hand in hand. The spiciness of the ginger and the sweetness of the honey make a perfect pair. What better way to demonstrate this perfect pairing than in some honey ginger pear muffins.
For my honey ginger pear muffins, I decided to use local orange blossom honey because it is our absolute favorite honey! I also used buttermilk to make the muffins light and moist and fresh grated ginger root to really kick up the spiciness. To add even more depth to the muffins I made a simple topping out of fresh grated ginger root, Truvia brown sugar blend, and melted butter. I used the Truvia brown sugar blend to add sweetness to the honey ginger muffins without adding too many calories.
Gluten Free Honey Ginger Pear Muffins
- 1 cup honey
- 1/2 cup butter
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 1/2 cups gluten free all purpose flour *See notes below
- 3 tsp xanthan gum *See notes below
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 1/2 TBSP fresh ground ginger root
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 TBSP cinnamon
- 2 cups finely chopped pears
- 1/2 cup packed Truvia brown sugar blend
- 1/2 TBSP fresh ground ginger root
- 2 TBSP melted butter
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease or line a muffin pans.
- Peal and chop pears.
- Combine the dry ingredients in a small bowl.
- In a stand mixer, beat honey, butter, eggs together.
- Beat in the buttermilk.
- Gradually, beat the dry ingredients into the buttermilk mixture.
- Fold in pears.
- Fill muffin cups 2/3 full.
- Combine brown sugar, ginger, and melted butter until crumbly.
- Sprinkle on top of the muffin batter.
- Bake for 18-22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.
- Cool for a 3-4 minutes in pan and then flip out onto wire rack to cool completely.
- I use Better Batter’s gluten free flour for all my baking and it already contains xanthan gum. If your gluten free flour does not, and most don’t, you’ll need to add 3 tsp of xanthan gum to the ingredients.
- Place completely cooled honey ginger muffins in an airtight container or zip top bag.
- Store on the counter for up to 4 days. This is only a guess as to how long the muffins can be stored on the counter. I usually freeze most of mine and only remove what we need for two days at a time.
- Place muffins on wire rack directly into the freezer.
- Flash freeze for 30 minutes.
- Remove muffins and place into zip top freezer safe bags.
- Store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
- Thaw on the counter for a couple of hours or microwave for a few seconds to defrost.
The girls wouldn’t even wait for the honey ginger muffins to cool off even a little bit. They were gobbling them up as soon as I was popping them out of the pan. They were a big hit. Not that I can blame them because they are so good. The combination of honey and ginger with the subtle sweetness of pears is pure deliciousness.
What’s your favorite way to enjoy pears?
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