Pear your day with this deliciously easy muffin recipe that’s good for you too!

Sweet, juicy and fresh. Year-round pears are the saviour for any breakfast, lunch or afternoon snack; they’re a great addition for the lunchbox or to be kept in your fruit bowl at home. But, apart from slicing or biting directly into the legendary pear, we’ve searched for a more exciting yet deliciously easy way to enjoy the mighty pear.

This is where Australian Pears comes in with their Gluten-Free Pear and Coconut Muffins recipe. Ready to eat in under an hour and incredibly scrumptious whebn devouring, this Gluten-Free Pear and Coconut Muffins recipe is also surprisingly good for you!

Full of fibre to support gut health, pears are low in GI and provide a sustained source of energy and Vitamin C to support healthy skin and the immune system. Apart from this, research has shown that pears can also improve our mental wellbeing by providing us with an increased feel-good mood.

Nutrition scientist and dietitian Dr Joanna McMillan comments by saying, “The research is clear that Australians are not receiving the support and education they need around what helps boost gut health and digestive wellbeing. However, it doesn’t need to be complicated, it’s easy to boost your mood and gut health by eating more plant foods including fruit, which provide both fibre and other plant compounds essential for gut health. Australian pears are one of the highest fibre fruits, making them an excellent gut health choice.”

Great for Monday’s and beyond, pears are the year-round saviour in which we all need. Especially as how a recent study* revealed that over 81 per cent of Australians have experience poor gut health issues in the last six months. So why not switch up your day with this deliciously easy Gluten-Free Pear and Coconut Muffins recipe?

Duration: 30 minutes | Difficulty: Easy | Servings: 12


½ cup coconut flour
½ cup gluten free plain flour
1 cup almond meal
½ cup coconut sugar
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp bi carb soda
¼ vegetable oil
1/3 cup almond milk
1/3 cup sparkling apple juice
2 eggs
2 tbsp maple syrup, plus 1 extra to serve
1 medium Pear, finely diced


1. Preheat an oven to 180°C and grease a 12-hole muffin tin.

2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the flours, almond meal, coconut sugar, baking powder and bi carb soda. Set aside.

3. Then, in a medium sized jug, whisk together the eggs and all of the remaining ingredients except the pear.

4. Pour the egg mixture into the flour mix and stir to combine. Stir through the pear and divide evenly between prepared muffin tins.

5. Bake for 30 minutes, cover with foil at 20 mins if browning too quickly.

6. Once cooked, brush with reserved maple syrup while the muffins are still warm. Enjoy!

Tip: To evenly distribute the mixture within the muffin tin, use a squeezable, circle-shaped ice cream scoop to ensure that each insert receives the same amount of muffin mixture.

Looking for other delicious and easy muffin recipes? Start the day right with these Peanut Butter Breakfast Muffins. Or, for an afternoon pick-me-up, you should try Uncle Tobys Passionfruit and Chia Whole-Grain Muffins Recipe.

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*Commissioned by Eleven PR, the survey was conducted in March 2021 and received results from 1000 Australians.
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