Pear and Walnut Muffins

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I’m so excited. When Asher was 15mths 2 weeks, he started taking a few steps finally. Just shy of his 16th month, he is walking short but longer distances. Now, he loves it.

His appetite is also growing. I have to be so careful knowing what treats I make as if he sees it on the kitchen bench, he would want it. We are good at not letting him having many treats but woah, those mini tantrums are starting to show.

Some mums asks if I let him have store bought rice crackers or an odd muesli bar here and there. It’s a dilemma that we frequently have. We still stand by the “eating clean 80-90%” of the time. With that, I do have a stash of crackers in my handbag. Mostly though, he eats everything that I make. From savoury bread, to cakes, fritters to little muffins. Whenever I can, I make a batch and freeze some. There are weeks when I’m tight on time but at least I know we have a few things store away. He also munches on vege sticks (capsicum is his favourite), and fruits. Hubby often cuts a box of vege sticks and leave it in the fridge for me, and when he sees me eating it, he will want to have some too.

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I made these pear and walnut muffins at a random whim one day. It was really yummy that hubby was gutted that I stashed them away for Asher! I had to make another batch. You can tell I wasn’t intending to post this as I randomly took some photos on my kitchen bench. I have been experimenting with the ratio of coconut flour and really think this makes the cut.

People asks me how do I juggle making things from scratch most days. I try to do it quickly when Asher takes a nap. That’s why many of my recipes are quick and easy. Ideas come to me when I’m driving, or eating. Sometimes when I’m reading blog posts. I learn from many fantastic people out there who share their recipes.

Hope you like this one. 🙂

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Pear and Walnut Muffins (Makes 10)

1 peeled and chopped pear

1/2 cup coconut flour

3/4 tsp baking powder


squeeze of slice of lemon

3 eggs

1/4 coconut oil

1 tsp of vanilla paste

1 tablespoon of rice malt or honey

Walnuts crushed


Preheat Oven to 180C. Prepare cookie tray and muffin cups. Whisk eggs, oil, lemon juice,  honey and vanilla together. Mix coconut flour, baking power, cinnamon. Fold wet to dry. Add chopped pear next. Spoon into muffin cups and top with walnuts and sprinkle of cinnamon.


4 thoughts on “Pear and Walnut Muffins”

    1. Hi michelle!
      You can grab coconut flour in woolworths now! I think coles has it too either in the flour or health food section.
      Vanilla paste is stronger and has more vanilla. Paste is make up of vanilla beans itself. Vanilla extract is alcohol and water with vanilla. I like a strong vanilla taste hence I usually use 1tsp of paste. You can use 1 to two tsp of vanilla extract for this recipe.
      Melrose coconut oil is good. Woolworths also has their own house brand.
      Lastly, yep , no mixer. But I’m sure you can use your thermie for this. You can chop pear with it and turn on the mixed function to mix all ingredients together. I didn’t give Asher the walnuts on top.


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