We’re always on the hunt for recipes that are both nutritious and delicious, so we’re excited to share this simple recipe for Pear Muffins. 

This recipe is a great way to turn those excess or overripe pears sitting in your fruit bowl into a satisfying afternoon snack. We’ve deliberately kept it simple by including common ingredients that will most likely already be in your pantry on the ingredients list. 

Naturally sweetened with fruit, these muffins are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth and are a simple yet effective way to include more nutrients in your family’s diet. These muffins are perfect for a quick snack at home, on the go, or even for work and school lunches. 

See below for the recipe and be sure to tag @INFANTProgram on Twitter with a photo of your finished product! 


  • ½ cup self-raising wholemeal flour (or plain wholemeal flour with ¾ teaspoon baking powder added) 
  • 1 egg 
  • 2 overripe pears (or bananas) 
  • ¼ cup canola oil 
  • 1 pinch cinnamon 
  • 1 tablespoon milk 


  1. Preheat oven to 180⁰C. 
  2. Line muffin tray with muffin papers (or spray with oil). 
  3. Peel and core pears/bananas. 
  4. Chop one pear/banana finely and mash the other, set aside. 
  5. In a bowl, whisk together oil and egg thoroughly, set aside. 
  6. In a large bowl, add cinnamon to flour and stir in chopped pear/banana. 
  7. Gently mix the mashed pear/banana and oil mixture with the flour. 
  8. Mix in milk until just combined. 
  9. Spoon mixture evenly into muffin tray. 
  10. Bake for about 20 minutes, until firm to touch and golden or until a wooden toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. 
  11. Freeze or refrigerate in airtight container for up to 4 days. 

Good for: healthy, no-added sugar snack for the whole family 

Storage: freeze or keep in the fridge for up to 4 days, covered 

Note: bananas can be used instead of pears; makes 4–6 muffins (depending on size of tray) 

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