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Two cardamom pear streusel muffins on a small white plate.
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Cardamom Pear Streusel Muffins

These Cardamom Pear Streusel Muffins feature a great blend of flavours, a lovely texture, a great moisture level, and a streusel topping to finish it off!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 Muffins
Calories: 234kcal
Author: Marie Porter


Muffin Tin


Cardamom-Streusel Topping

  • ¼ cup All-Purpose Flour
  • ¼ cup Granulated Sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Ground Cardamom
  • 2 tablespoon Butter chopped


  • 2-¼ cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 ½ tsp. Ground Cardamom
  • 2 Large Eggs lightly beaten
  • ¾ cup Milk
  • ½ cup Butter melted and cooled
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1.5 cups Grated Pear ~2 large


Cardamom-Streusel Topping:

  • In small bowl, mix together flour, sugar, and cardamom.
  • Use a pastry cutter or two forks to cut in 2 tablespoons butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.


  • Preheat oven to 375 F. Line 12 muffin cups with liners, or spray with baking spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and cardamom. Make a well in center of flour mixture; set aside.
  • In another bowl, combine eggs, milk, melted butter, vanilla pears. Add egg mixture all at once to the flour mixture.
  • Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy.)
  • Divide batter between 12 prepared muffin cups, filling each to almost full. Sprinkle streusel topping over muffin batter in cups.
  • Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden and a wooden toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean.
  • Cool in muffin cups on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove from muffin cups; serve warm.


Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 194mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 365IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 1mg