Pear and Walnut Muffins
I recently went to visit my grandparents. They are just the most wonderful people. I am so thankful for everything they have shown me - love, support, strength, humour and kindness. They're also completely and utterly bonkers.
So I thought that some of their madness needs to be captured on camera.
Two insane people (three if you include me) and baking is pretty much a recipe for disaster but I'll let you be the judge of that. Check out the video below!
300g buckwheat flour
3 pears (I grated mine but feel free to just chop them up)
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsps cinnamon
40g chopped walnuts
1 tsp grated nutmeg
50g butter (or coconut oil)
50g raw honey (or maple syrup)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 180ºC. Get together some cake cases or a muffin tray and make sure it is greased.
(I'd normally use muffin cases or a muffin tray but baking utensils were scarce at my grandparent's home so we improvised and used some oversized ramekins which got the job done!)
Mix all ingredients minus the pears in a bowl. Chop the pears up or grate them and then add to the mixture slowly. Fill up your muffin trays or cake cases with the mixture once it has all been mixed round. If you have chopped your pears you can add a few at the bottom of your cake cases, then add the rest of the batter on top. Totally depends how you like it!
Bake for around 15-20 minutes.
You can serve with anything from melted butter, some yogurt and berries, some cashew cream... The possibilities are endless. I love them most when they're toasted!
Despite what old gramps said, they did taste SO good. He's a right wind up merchant that one!
In fact, I left the rest of the muffins at theirs for them to enjoy and they scoffed them within a day! So there we go, the proof is in the pudding.
I love my grandparents - they're such a great pear. Get it, PEAR? As in we're making a pear recipe and they're a great pair. Do ya see what I did there?
Love and healthy stuff