Pear, Pecan and Dark Chocolate Muffins


  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¾ cup golden caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk or a little bit more
  • 75 g unsalted butter
  • 75 g pecans / ¾ cup (chopped)
  • 300 g optionally peeled and cored pears (cubed) – about 3 small pears
  • 125 g biter-sweet / dark chocolate bar (chopped)

pecan pear muffins recipe


  • 12 paper or silicone muffin cases
  • muffin tray

dark bitter-sweet chocolate bar uk


  1. In a mixing bowl combine all dry ingredients together: flour, baking powder, chocolate and sugar.
  2. Melt the butter and leave aside.
  3. Once not so hot any more, combine butter with milk and egg.
  4. Add to the bowl with dry ingredients, stir in pears and pecans as well.
  5. Line baking tray with muffin cases and fill with the dough.
  6. Bake in the oven preheated to 180°C (356°F) for about 25 – 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Let them cool down (for the chocolate to set) before serving.

Makes 12 – 14 muffins.

pear chocolate chip muffins recipe


Dark chocolate & apples are great combo as well so if you don’t have pears on hand use apples instead.

Bitter-sweet chocolate can be replaced with plain baking chocolate for kids’ version.


Your thoughts…

  1. Hi Margot! I enjoyed reading about your wholesome lunchboxes. I also read that your husband is from Dominica…mine is too! It’s not often that we meet people from Dominica or people that know if it. I look forward to reading your blog.

  2. i’ve never had pear in a muffin before. Gotta try these, and love your colourful muffin cups.

  3. I tried pomegranate in a muffin and know friut makes for moist muffins. And like the idea of chocolate pieces rather than chips.

  4. Margot, this is a very nice recipe! I would have never thought of using a pear in muffins – what a great idea. Must make it moist, the way I like muffins. I agree with Aparna, chocolate pieces go better than chips in a cupcake. Tried and tested:) I am saving your recipe! I want to try out some of your Polish recipes, too! So many things to try!!! Yum!

  5. Pear in muffins? – Brilliant!

  6. Love the flavors you got together here, Margot! YUM!

  7. Dear Margot, this is a lovely and yummy recipe!! Gloria

  8. Oh, where did you come with this inspiring flavor combination, Margot? They sound so lovely.

  9. Oh this has to be one of the best combos Margot :smile: Lovely looking muffins!!

    Rosie x

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