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Pear Spelt Muffins

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Spelt flour is known as one of the ancient grains, a possible ancestor to our modern wheat, harvested for at least 5,000 years. It is higher in protein and B vitamins than modern wheat flour and may be acceptable for people on a low gluten diet. It also t


  • 2 1/4 c. whole spelt flour
  • 2/3 c. sugar
  • 1 tsp. Clabber Girl Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 lg. eggs
  • 1/3 c. vegetable oil
  • 1 c. milk or buttermilk
  • 1 pear, peeled cored and diced
  • 1 orange zest
  • 1 c. blueberries (optional)


Preheat the oven to 350 . Line a muffin tin with baking cups.

Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Make a well in the center. Whisk the eggs, oil and milk, add to the dry and stir just until blended. Stir in the pears and orange zest, plus the berries if using. Divide the batter evenly among the prepared muffin tin, filling each one generously. Bake in the upper third of the oven for about 20 minutes or until the muffin springs back when pressed gently with your finger.

Makes 12 muffins

Recipe by Mani Niall