So I just bought ANOTHER giant bag of pears from Costco. The last time I did that, these muffins happened. And they were delicious.
Basically, I'm getting to a point where I'm over winter fruit, so I need to come up with fun ways to eat it. Like pears disguised in a chocolate muffin. I have no better reason to be posting about pear muffins in early March other than the fact that they are just plain good. And fall desserts should be consumed all year round, as far as I'm concerned.
So, as I wondered what to do with my pear surplus, I thought about making a variation of banana bread. But since nothing will ever come close to banana bread, I decided to go with something entirely different. Muffins! I then stumbled across this awesome recipe. And when I say stumbled, I mean I typed "pear muffins" into Pinterest. The original recipe doesn’t call for chocolate, but don't worry, I fixed that real quick by adding cocoa powder and chocolate chips. I even sprinkled some almond slivers on top for good measure.
I probably made this entire batch of "muffins" before 9 am. I’ll be the first person to tell you it's perfectly acceptable to eat a slice of cake for breakfast, but not everyone feels that way. So, in order to indulge my morning sweet tooth, while also appearing semi-normal at work, I have to be sneaky. Enter these not-too-sweet, but still chocolaty, muffins with pockets of juicy pear and melty chocolate. Yes.
These muffins are a bit on the crumbly side, but they were still delicious. The next time I make them, I'll try cutting back a bit on the flour and maybe add another egg, to compensate for the added cocoa powder. Because it would be a little on the ridiculous side for one person to eat 24 muffins, I did end up freezing about half. Then, I just pop one out and stick it in the fridge to thaw for the next morning. Om nom nom.
If you haven't hopped on the dessert-for-breakfast train yet, these muffins are a good starting point. Like I said, they aren't overly sweet. They have just enough chocolate to go really great with a cup of coffee.