Thursday, 28 August 2014

Ginger and Pear muffins

Firstly I want to start with some serious news.......I GOT A VITAMIX!!!

It was my birthday on monday and My boyfriend and family got me the bad ass blender.
So spoiled!
God I am excited to try out all the amazing things it can do.
I watched the entire instructional dvd and was beyond impressed.
Pay day came around and I went a bit psycho at the supermarket and the healthfood store on way too much fruit and veg. I bought a massive bag of discounted pears that were super ripe and needed to be used straight away. I made these bad boys but still have heaps left over so If you have any amazing pear recipes, let me know.

Pear and Ginger muffins


2 Cups plain flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup coconut oil
1 egg replacer (1 teaspoon powder beaten with 2 Tablespoons water)
1 Cup of soy milk
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups very ripe pears, peeled and chopped in 2cm cubes
1/2 cup slivered almonds
a pinch of salt
4 cm square piece fresh grated ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


Preheat oven to 180 degrees
Place vinegar and soy milk in a small bowl. Stir and set aside.
In a large bowl place sugar, melted coconut oil, egg replacer and ginger. Mix well.
In a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
Combine milk mixture with the sugar and coconut oil mixture. Add the flour and stir till smooth.
Stir in the chopped pears and almonds.
Spoon into lined or well greased large muffin trays.
Bake in oven for bout 20 minutes.
Makes 6 large muffins.

Its kind of weird that I get a vitmaix and the next recipe I post has nothing to do with blending but I just really needed to use up these pears!
I did however make mashed potato in it the other day and it as the creamiest mash I have ever tasted!!!
My next investment will be a dehydrator. The only problem is I have absolutely no where in my kitchen to put it. Im struggling to put the vitamix somewhere. I really really need to move house!

 These muffins are deelish and the ginger in them just makes you feel warm and toasty.

Pretty pears in a bowl!

Oh and P.S. I am doing Vegan MOFO this year again which means a whole bunch of posting in the month of september. Im going to try and post 3 times a week ! Exciting. Keep an eye out.
Have a beautiful week. xxx


  1. Congrats on the Vitamix :D Exciting times ahead! I always end up with too many pears not being eaten so I've bookmarked your recipe.

  2. This looks like a fantastic recipe! There are tons of local pears in the shops here in Canada just now. I will make these muffins this week. Thanks.