Ginger, Pear & Turmeric Muffins

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We all find food comforting in different ways. For us, it has always been about the memories. About how food has the ability to make us feel close to the people we love, even when they’re so far away.

Being away from our family is something that, unfortunately, we had to learn to get used to since we were kids. The only family we had around growing up were our aunt, uncle and cousins, who pretty much became our siblings. Our grandparents never lived around, although we were lucky enough to see them often.

We’ve often spoken about our grandmother, and how she is  like a second mother to us. How we’ve learned so much from her throughout the years and how she’s had a huge influence in our cooking.

Some of the simplest ingredients bring us right back to the times we spent with her as kids. Which explains why they’ve become staples in our pantry.

And if you’re familiar with our recipes, you’ll know that turmeric is one if those ingredients. Something a lot of people are familiar with, especially because of its great health benefits, and it’s commonly used in savory dishes.

But as strange as it might sounds, for us, the first thing that comes to mind when we talk about turmeric, is cake. Our grandmother’s Turmeric Cake is what inspired this recipe. We spiced it up by adding some fresh ginger and added a touch of freshness with big chunks of juicy pear.

Great for breakfast or as a little treat to go with your afternoon coffee in a cold rainy day.

Hope you enjoy it and find it as comforting as we do!


Ginger, Pear & Turmeric Muffins - Tired of the same old muffins? Spice up your breakfast with these fragrant and unique muffins - #Vegan, #Muffins, #breakfast, #vegetarian, #pear, #ginger, #turmeric, #recipe #kosher

Photo taken by my son Zeke, really good for a 14 year old  🙂


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Ginger, Pear & Turmeric Muffins
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Serves: 12
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1¾ cup self rising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ cup grapeseed oil (or vegetable oil)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ¾ cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk beverage ( we use So Delicious)
  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 2 small Barlett pears, peeled, cored and diced small
  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Line a 12 cup muffin tin with liners and coat lightly with cooking spray
  2. In a small bowl, combine ground flax seeds and water. Set aside
  3. In a small bowl combine flour, baking powder, turmeric, pumpkin pie spice and salt
  4. In a large bowl, whisk grapeseed oil, sugar and maple syrup until well combined. Slowly pour flax mixture and milk as you whisk. Add grated ginger
  5. Slowly add flour mixture and mix until just combined (do not over mix)
  6. Fold in diced pears
  7. Fill liners with batter, ⅔ of the way and bake for 20-22 minutes


Ginger, Pear & Turmeric Muffins - Tired of the same old muffins? Spice up your breakfast with these fragrant and unique muffins - #Vegan, #Muffins, #breakfast, #vegetarian, #pear, #ginger, #turmeric, #recipe #kosher


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10 Responses to Ginger, Pear & Turmeric Muffins

  1. Alex the Kosherologist November 20, 2014 at 4:32 pm #

    This sounds so interesting that I think I will actually try this, and the funny thing is that I just “happened” to buy flaxseed meal this morning.

  2. cindele November 21, 2014 at 11:43 am #

    OMG- they just came out of the oven and are THE best thing I have ever baked!! Such beautiful color and depth of taste…the ginger is evident which I love. I did add 2 T coconut- couldn’t resist. I can’t wait to serve them to my guests tonight… BTW- a substitute for self-rising flour is to add 2 and 1/4 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 t salt to regular flour. I never keep self-rise in stock- have so many flour varieties on hand already. i love the story about your grandmother and Zeke did a great photography job.
    Love from your biggest fan!

    • Vicky & Ruth November 22, 2014 at 11:08 pm #

      Thank you for being our biggest fan and for your support!
      Thank you for the tip about the self rising flour & great addition with the coconut!

  3. Judee@ Gluten Free A-Z Blog November 22, 2014 at 8:06 am #

    I love the golden yellow color of these muffins and the ginger and pear combination. My family uses a lot of turmeric in cooking( from the Middle East,) but I’ve never seen it in baking. Can’t wait to try these. Pinning for later.

    • Vicky & Ruth November 22, 2014 at 11:06 pm #

      Thank you Judee. We love using Turmeric in savory dishes and it also works very well in baking. Give it a try!

  4. Faith VanderMolen December 9, 2014 at 12:59 pm #

    I’m so glad I found your blog! You cook with so many unique ingredients which I love. I’ve been wanting to bake with tumeric so I’ll have to give these a try!
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    • Vicky & Ruth December 9, 2014 at 6:00 pm #

      Thank you!! So glad you found us. Hope you enjoy this recipe!


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