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Satisfy your craving for something sweet with these delicious Blueberry Pear muffins with Allspice! These moist and flavorful muffins are made with the finest ingredients like tart blueberries, ripe pears, and a hint of allspice to give them a unique flavor. Perfect for breakfast, snack-time, or dessert, these muffins will be a hit with everyone at your table.

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #SpringSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to help in the creation of all of this week’s recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

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Do you ever crave something sweet and comforting but don’t want to commit to a whole cake? Look no further than the classic blueberry pear muffins with allspice. This delicious and satisfying treat is perfect for breakfast, a sweet snack, or a light dessert.

It’s also the perfect choice to share with you today as part of #SpringSweetsWeek. Get ready to indulge your sweet tooth with delectable treats all week.

Here’s what I am making:

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Spring Sweets Week

This year 20 food bloggers from around the country are sharing over 75 sweet recipes that are perfect for spring.  So get ready to enjoy delicious and mouth-watering spring treats like cupcakes, cookies, pies, jams, and even a few beverages! Our annual event is hosted by the lovely Heather, from Hezzi D’s Books and Cooks and sponsored by these truly generous sponsors: Melissa’s ProduceAnolonTaylor and Colledge, and Selefina Spices. Our amazing sponsors sent samples of their products to get our creativity flowing for our recipes.

Blueberry Pear Muffins with Allspice

I can’t even tell you how much I loved these blueberry pear muffins when I made them not once, but twice. The fresh fruits keep the muffins moist and tender. The flavor from the allspice gives it such a unique taste that you’ll be asking, “what is that?”

You can freeze the muffins so that you’ll always have some when that craving hits for something sweet. For most of the muffins, I bake I will freeze half otherwise I’ll never get to have any. They go fast in this house. These blueberry pear muffins are no exception. Best to make a double batch!

Fresh muffins in the morning with a cup of coffee sounds like a great way to start the day. Kids will love these fluffy muffins too and won’t even care that they’re healthy.

I used fresh blueberries and Butterscotch pears from Melissa’s Produce, allspice from Selefina Spices, and vanilla bean paste from Taylor & Colledge to make these tasty muffins. The Allspice pulls the moist muffins together without overpowering the blueberry and pear flavors.

overhead view of pear blueberry muffins

What are Butterscotch Pears?

Butterscotch pears are a type of a that is imported from South Korea to Melissa’s Produce. They have the texture and shape of an apple but inside they are all pear. Sweet, crisp, and delicious. They are the best pears, in my opinion, and the season for them is short, so if you see them in the grocery store, grab a few.

For this recipe, you will want your pears to be very ripe. I actually let the pears sit on the countertop for over a week and they were perfect to use in the recipe. Soft to the touch but not mushy and with no bruise spots.

What is Allspice?

Allspice is a spice made from the dried berries of a plant known as Pimenta dioica, which is a member of the myrtle family. The dried allspice berry’s scent is a blend of spices; cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. It is not a mix of those individual spices.

What’s a substitute for Allspice?

In place of the Allspice, you can use Cardamom or cinnamon, but I highly recommend you try the allspice. I use it in many recipes calling for cinnamon and in my Swedish meatballs recipe.

Can I use apples instead of pears in this recipe?

Yes, you can use apples to make these muffins. In fact, I think both fruits are interchangeable in many recipes like this pear crumb pie.

blueberry pear muffins with allspice on white platter ready to enjoy

Can you freeze these muffins?

As I mentioned, muffins are perfect baked goods to freeze. The best way to freeze the muffins is to be sure they are completely cooled before placing them in a freezer-safe container and then placed in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw before eating or reheating.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)
  • 1 cup fresh pears, diced (about 1 butterscotch pear)
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
ingredients for pear muffins

How to make Blueberry Pear Muffins with Allspice

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly spray or grease a muffin tin with nonstick spray. Set aside.

Step 2

In a large mixing bowl, combine oats and milk and let sit 15 minutes.

Step 3

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and allspice.

whisking dry ingredients in large bowl

Step 4

In the bowl with the milk and oats, add the olive oil, egg, brown sugar and vanilla and stir to combine.

mixing the wet ingredients for muffins in medium bowl

Step 5

Add flour mixture and stir just until combined. Do not overmix.

combining wet and dry ingredients in larger bowl

Step 6

Gently fold pears and blueberries into the batter. Take care not to crush the blueberries so they do not burst which can cause the batter to become a grayish color.

adding diced pears and blueberries to muffin batter

Step 7

Spoon the batter evenly into the prepared muffin pan and bake for 12 – 15 minutes, or until golden brown, or test with a toothpick or cake tester to see if it’s done.

muffins batter in prepared pan

Step 8

Remove from the oven. Let the muffins cool in the pan 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack. Store in an airtight container.

baked pear blueberry muffins with allspice and vanilla in pan
delicious homemade blueberry pear muffins on serving plate

Tips, Tricks, and FAQs

  • Use very ripe pears when making this recipe. Any type of pear will work, Anjou pears are delicious in this recipe.
  • In place of the pears, you can use apples.
  • Frozen blueberries are not recommended as the juices from them will bleed into the batter, causing it to turn a grayish color.
  • Substitute the allspice with cinnamon or cardamom.
  • Muffins freeze very well. Cool completely before storing in a freezer safe container.
  • Try other berries like raspberries or blackberries in place of blueberries.
  • Almond extract in place of vanilla is quite delicious.
blueberry pear muffins with allspice on white platter ready to enjoy

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Printable Blueberry Pear Muffins with Allspice Recipe

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Blueberry Pear muffins with Allspice

Satisfy your craving for something sweet with these delicious Blueberry Pear muffins with Allspice! These moist and flavorful muffins are made with the finest ingredients like tart blueberries, ripe pears, and a hint of allspice to give them a unique flavor. Perfect for breakfast, snack-time, or dessert, these muffins will be a hit with everyone at your table.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: allspice, blueberry, blueberry pear muffins, muffins,, pears
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
Servings: 12 muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup old fashion oats
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)
  • 1 cup fresh diced pears (about 1 butterscotch pear)
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly spray or grease a muffin tin with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine oats and milk and let sit 15 minutes.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and allspice.
  • In the bowl with the milk and oats, add the olive oil, egg, brown sugar and vanilla and stir to combine.
  • Add dry ingredients and stir just until combined. Do not overmix.
  • Gently fold pears and blueberries into the batter. Take care not to crush the blueberries so they do not burst which can cause the batter to become a grayish color.
  • Spoon the batter evenly into the prepared muffin pan and bake for 12 – 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven. Let the muffins cool in the pan 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack. Store in an airtight container.

Notes

  • Use very ripe pears when making this recipe.
  • In place of the pears, you can use apples.
  • Frozen blueberries are not recommended as the juices from them will bleed into the batter, causing it to turn a grayish color.
  • Substitute the allspice with cinnamon or cardamom.
  • Muffins freeze very well. Cool completely before storing in a freezer safe container.
  • Try other berries like raspberries or blackberries in place of blueberries.
  • Almond extract in place of vanilla is quite delicious.

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Blogghetti” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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baked pear blueberry muffins with allspice and vanilla in pan

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