Banana-Pear-Oatmeal-Spice Muffins

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I made these muffins on a whim this morning, so I could use up some sad looking fruit in my fridge.  These two pears and two bananas were on their last legs aesthetically, but I knew they would be extra sweet and juicy for muffins.  A crispy top from the sprinkled sugar and a really moist, not-too-sweet centre, these Banana-Pear-Oatmeal-Spice Muffins were a delightful start to the day.


2 very ripe bananas

2 very ripe pears (apples would be nice too)

1/3 cup grapeseed oil

1/3 cup maple syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger

1 1/2 cups spelt flour

1 cup oats

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/4 teaspoon cardamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Coconut sugar for sprinkling (optional)


Mash together bananas, pears, maple syrup, grapeseed oil, vanilla and ginger in a medium mixing bowl.  In a larger bowl, add all dry ingredients and stir until well combined.  Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, and stir just until everything is combined – do not over mix.

Line a large 6-cup muffin tin with liners, or spray with oil.  Divide muffin mixture evenly between the cups, sprinkle with coconut sugar, and bake for 30-40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Let cool for about 5 minutes so a crispy outside can form.


~The Vegan Project

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