Cinnamon Pear Muffins are the perfect, on the go, start to your day!
Dish Count :: 2 Mixing Bowls, 1 Muffin Tin
It’s a long established fact that I am *that* dog mom. It’s one of those quirks I have accepted. Like a crazy cat lady, who wears the proud badge of cat fuzz on all her articles of clothing, Huck‘s blonde hair is everywhere – my yoga pants, every blanket in the house, and my car. And for 8 years that has been the case…
From saying “we are not letting the dog on the couch!”, to welcoming him up there every time he asks with his sad seal eyes, and head resting on the couch. And letting him sit in the back seat of the car, when we got a Subaru for the sole reason that “we can put him in the back!”, but no, that’s too far away from his people…
And let’s not forget that he gets at least one bite or crumb of whatever it is we are eating… I’m annoyed with myself right now.
We are suckers for this 90 pound, allergic riddled, hip dysplasia afflicted mutt, who has made our lives truly something special. Happy 8th birthday to our favorite furry kid, Huck!
When Ben and I started dating, Huck was my constant road trip partner, back and forth across Washington, from Seattle to Pullman, 5 hour drives each way to see our favorite human. Huck was just a puppy when Ben came on the scene, and he loved Ben from the start. Well, maybe he resented him a little, he was the new guy taking away mom’s time – but now, you can’t beat seeing that dog light up when his “Big Hooman” walks through the door. Albeit, slowly when he is cuddling with me on the couch when Ben comes in.
With all those little quirks about him, and medical issues to boot, you will never see a finer dog, nor a more happy hooman that calls him “mine”.
Cinnamon Pear Muffins
1 3/4 cup Flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1 cup Sugar
1 Bartlett Pear, finely diced
2 tsp Vanilla
1 cup Milk
1/3 cup Vegetable Oil
1 Tbsp Ground Cinnamon
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and sugar until evenly combined. Set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk together egg, vanilla extract, and milk. Pour mixture into the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Fold until just mixed together. Lastly fold in diced pears until just combined. Let batter rest five minutes for pouring into muffin tin.
Scoop into a 12-cup muffin tin that is lined with liners or sprayed with non-stick spray. Bake for 17-18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middles comes out clean. Let rest in muffin tin for 1-2 minutes before removing and allowing to cool on a wire rack. Serve while warm.