These banana and pear muffins are a healthy treat fresh out of the oven. Soft pears baked with bananas, cinnamon, nutmeg and warm melted chocolate chips. Baked until the muffin tops are golden and crispy.
These muffins fall into the cozy muffin category: pears, spices, chocolate chips. Similar to these Maple Walnut Muffins or these Banana Ricotta Muffins. When you want a sort of comfort food snack, these are the perfect option.
What can you do with overripe pears?
Make muffins! Baking is one of the best ways to use up pears that are beginning to go bad. Pears don’t have to be overripe for this recipe, but if they are, it is ok. They may be a bit softer after baking and fall apart more easily, but since the pears are diced in fine pieces for this recipe, you will not be able to even notice the difference.
- Bananas — Use overripe brown bananas. They will add the most sweetness and texture.
- Pears — Any type of pear will work, so use whatever you have on hand.
- Brown Sugar — For these muffins, brown sugar goes much better with the banana and pear flavor rather than granulated sugar, but you can substitute it if you need to.
- Cinnamon, Nutmeg — These add a slightly spiced flavor.
- Chocolate Chips — Regular, semisweet chocolate chips work best.
- Regular baking ingredients — flour, salt, baking powder, eggs, vanilla extract, milk