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five ginger turmeric pear muffins stacked on a white plate

Ginger, Turmeric Pear Muffins

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  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 12 1x


Tired of the same old muffins? Spice up your breakfast (or snack break) with these fragrant and unique ginger, turmeric pear muffins.


  • 1 flax egg (1 tbsp ground flax seeds + 3 tbsp water), you may also use one large egg
  • 1 3/4 cup self-rising flour (see note 1 on how to make self-rising flour at home)( See note 2 for a gluten-free option
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup grapeseed oil (you can also use vegetable oil or melted coconut oil)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk beverage
  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 2 small Barlett pears, peeled, cored and diced small


  1. Preheat the oven to 375F. Line a 12 cup muffin tin with liners and coat lightly with cooking spray
  2. In a small bowl, combine the ground flax seeds and water. Set aside
  3. In a small bowl the combine flour, baking powder, turmeric, pumpkin pie spice and salt
  4. In a large bowl, whisk the grapeseed oil, sugar and maple syrup until well combined. Slowly pour flax mixture and milk as you whisk. Add the grated ginger
  5. Slowly add the flour mixture and mix until just combined (do not over mix)
  6. Fold in diced pears. Fill liners with batter 2/3 of the way (we like using an ice cream scoop for even size muffins) and bake for 20-22 minutes


  1. If you don't have self rising flour, make your own by combining one cup of all purpose flour with 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon of salt ( for this recipe, double the amount, and measure out 1 3/4 cup )
  2. If you would like to make these gluten free, use a gluten free 1-to-1 baking flour
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baking


  • Serving Size: 1 muffin
  • Calories: 218
  • Sugar: 14.6
  • Sodium: 207.8
  • Fat: 9.7
  • Saturated Fat: 0.9
  • Unsaturated Fat: 8.2
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 30.9
  • Fiber: 1.4
  • Protein: 2.2
  • Cholesterol: 0

Keywords: muffins, vegan muffins, turmeric, ginger, dairy free