Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 18 mins

This recipe was given to me by my mother-in-law. The muffins are delicious.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine bran cereal, pears, and skim milk. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  2. Mix together flour, sugar, and baking powder.
  3. Add oil or applesauce and egg or egg substitue to the pear mixture.
  4. Stir in dry ingredients just until moistened.
  5. Fill greased muffin tins 3/4 full. May sprinkle with mixture of cinnamon and sugar before baking.
  6. Bake at 400 degrees 18 to 20 minutes.
Most Helpful

Very tender, moist bran muffin! I had concerns that using the applesauce would affect texture. I added a generous amount of cinnamon to the batter. I think this would also work well with cardamom. Could easily sub out the pear for peaches, apricots -whatever! Very versatile recipe. Thakns!

MechanicalJen April 06, 2009

These were very moist inside and somewhat crusty on the outside. I didn't have canned pears, but used a couple of ripe fresh pears, diced. I didn't put the cinnamon topping on, but added 1/2 teas. cinnamon and 1/4 teas. cardamom to the batter. I used egg and oil, but will try again with applesauce. Thanks for this keeper.

Outta Here March 03, 2008

Very good muffins! I make bran muffins often, but had never thought to add pears. Since my son loves pears, I had to try this one. I made as directed, using canola oil and a large egg. I think the addition of cinnamon and sugar on the tops is a must--the cinnamon adds a nice element of flavor, and the extra sweetness of the sugar doesn't hurt at all. :) Thanks for sharing the recipe!

GaylaJ January 28, 2007