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oatmeal pear muffins

Oatmeal Pear Muffins

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Total Time: 28 minutes
  • Yield: 12 muffins 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


These tender oatmeal and pear muffins are made with bananas and whole wheat flour for a perfectly sweet, healthy muffin! Make a batch of these delicious muffins and enjoy breakfast all week long!


Units Scale
  • 2 small bananas, mashed (a little less than 1 cup)
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup diced Bartlett, Red Bartlett, or Green Anjou pear (about 1 medium pear)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a muffin tray with paper liners then set aside.
  3. Start by mashing the bananas in a large bowl. It’s easiest to do this with a fork.
  4. Then stir in the egg, brown sugar, vanilla, and applesauce. Stir until there are no large banana lumps.
  5. Add the whole wheat flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  6. Gently combine until no large streaks of flour remain. But try not to over mix. Then gently fold in the diced pear by stirring with a large wooden spoon, 2-3 times.
  7. Scoop the batter into a muffin tin, filling each cup nearly to the top. It should make 12 muffins.
  8. Bake for 16-18 minutes until golden brown. Insert a toothpick into the center of one of the muffins and check to see if it comes out clean. If it doesn’t, bake for an additional 2-3 minutes.

Keywords: pear muffins