Spelt and Oat Pear Muffins

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on

Light and fluffy pear muffins made with spelt flour and oats!

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So I have something exciting to share with you and I can’t believe I’ve waited this long to share it.  Back when the school year first started I finally bought my very first stand mixer.  Yes, I was a food blogger without a stand mixer.  Please don’t poke fun.  I’m also still a food blogger(with three kids) and no dishwasher but we wont get into that.  Anyways, I broke my last hand mixer shortly before and finally decided to get a stand mixer.  So I ended up getting a Bosch mixer with a blender attachment(which solved my blender problem too!)  And I had some brown bananas and some too soft pears on the counter so these muffins were some of the first things I made in my mixer.

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I actually wasn’t even planning to share this recipe.  I was just baking to use up the fruit I had on the counter and to put some muffins in the freezer so they’d be ready to go for school.  I started out using one of the more popular muffin recipes on Food Doodles, my Spelt Oat Banana Muffins and then changed them into these.  Sometimes the banana in banana bread or muffins is just too much for me, but these are just perfect.  I’m assuming you could use all pear, or even applesauce but I haven’t tried that out yet.  I loved these just as is and they were gone incredibly fast, so I thought I’d share.

I hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

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Spelt Oat Pear Muffins
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Yield: 12 muffins
  • 1½ C whole spelt flour
  • ¾ C old fashioned rolled oats
  • 2½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ C pure maple syrup(or honey)
  • ¼ C sucanat(or brown sugar)
  • ½ C butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 C mashed banana(or applesauce)
  • 1 C mashed pear
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½-3/4 C semi sweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prep a muffin tin by lining with paper liners or by lightly greasing and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together the spelt flour, oats, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a larger bowl stir together the maple syrup or honey with the melted butter, eggs, banana, pears and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients and stir together just until combined adding the chocolate chips at the very end.
  4. Divide the batter evenly amongst the 12 muffin cups and place in the oven to bake for 17-19 minutes until a toothpick poked into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
For the mashed pear I simply took soft pears, peeled them and mashed them with a fork. I mashed a little extra and let it sit for a few minutes while measuring out other ingredients and then poured the extra liquid off the top since my pears were especially juicy.


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1 Charlotte Moore October 15, 2013 at

Yum!! I think I would like applesauce better. Bananas are just not the same to me after they are cooked. I do LOVE them but not as much cooked.


2 Heidi @ Food Doodles October 20, 2013 at

My husband is the exact same way! And sometimes I agree, I love bananas, but not always baked into things. Thanks for stopping in and leaving a comment Charlotte! 🙂


3 Charlotte Moore October 20, 2013 at

I have the Bosch Mixer with the blender too. Our son bought it for me. He said he would reap the benefits from it. Haha!! I also have the Electrolux mixer When I started making bread. That is what the woman used in her classes. Have you hear of Sue Becker from Bread Beckers? She is in our area in Georgia.

I have more kitchen stuff than I need really.


4 Sharon October 16, 2013 at

Congratulations on the new addition! I am also a food blogger without a dishwasher, although my fella often takes care of that 🙂 I also use a hand mixer, and one day, when I have the counter space, I too will have a stand mixer 🙂 and maybe a Vitamix, as well!

The muffins look delicious!
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5 Heidi @ Food Doodles October 20, 2013 at

Oh I’m glad I’m not the only one! You’re lucky your guy helps out with the dishes. I can’t wait till my kids are old enough to help out with the washing and not just the putting away 🙂
Oooh, I want a Vitamix one day too! But as long as I have a blender(any blender!) I’m happy. I couldn’t live without smoothies! 🙂 I could shop for my kitchen all day if I could afford it, haha!


6 Megan October 16, 2013 at

Oh, you are lucky – that is the mixer I want too!
Does spelt flour rise better than oat flour? I haven’t tried it yet.
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7 Heidi @ Food Doodles October 20, 2013 at

Awesome! I know Kitchenaid mixers seem to be more popular, but I’m in love with the Bosch so far. My mother-in-law has been using hers for 20+ years(and her fathers Bosch mixer is from the ’50’s and he still uses it!) so that was enough to convince me! You’ll love it when you get one 🙂
I think spelt rises better but I’ve never compared them side by side though. Spelt does have gluten in it though which should make a fluffier end result.


8 Heather October 23, 2013 at

Big kitchen appliance purchases are always so exciting- congrats on your new mixer!
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9 Julia October 26, 2013 at

These sound positively perfect! I love pears in any form!
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10 Dina October 30, 2013 at

they look like yummy healthy muffins!
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11 Karen September 28, 2016 at

These were easy and delicious, thank you! I used coconut oil as I’d run out of butter, also ran out of cinnamon so used ginger but they were still delicious. My pears were quite hard but I grated them and they turned out really well. Thanks!


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