Pears are the only local fruits available right now in the Netherlands. I didn’t feel like buying fruits that had been traveling thousands of kilometers to arrive in the supermarket, so I decided to do something with Dutch winter pears.
I really like the smooth texture of cooked pears, so I tried to make simple skinny muffins. I used dried oats in place of flour for an heavier, crunchier texture.
– 2 very ripe pears (these Dutch pears look green but it’s the variety’s color)
– 1 cup (100 gr) oats
– 1 package backing powder
– 1 tsp salt
– 1 tbsp cinnamon
– 1 tsp vanilla extract
– 1/2 cup fat free Greek yogurt
– 2 eggs
– 2 tbsp maple syrup
Mix dry ingredients together (oats, backing soda, salt, cinnamon). Mix wet ingredients together (Greek yogurt, eggs, vanilla, maple syrup). Combine dry and wet ingredients.
Peal and cut the pears in small pieces. Add pears to the batter.
Bake for 20-25 minutes at 230 degrees Celsius (450 degrees Fahrenheit) or until muffin tops are golden brown.
The chunks of pear are the best part of these muffins!