The chocolate and pear muffins are perfect with a cup of tea or coffee. They are moist and fluffy, super rich and full of pear pieces.

Easy chocolate and pear muffins - close up

Super easy and quick, it only takes 15 minutes to make them. You only need a bowl and balloon whisk. Like for most of the muffin recipes, the ingredients are mixed by hand just to combine them and to not over mix the batter. This is the secret for perfect crumbly and moist muffins.

Chocolate and pear muffins

Prep Time:15 minutes
Cook Time:20 minutes
Servings:12 muffins


  • self rising flour: 240 grams
  • cocoa powder: 40 grams
  • baking powder: 2 tsp
  • sunflower oil: 100 grams
  • whole milk: 180 grams
  • caster sugar: 180 grams
  • pears (peeled and diced): 200 grams
  • dark chocolate chips (or chunks)


  1. Heat the oven to 170°C and line a 12 hole muffin tin with paper cases.
  2. Sift flour, baking powder and cocoa powder into a big bowl.
  3. Add the caster sugar into the bowl and mix with a balloon whisk.
  4. Pour in the oil and the milk and whisk to combine the ingredients. Do not over mix the batter.
  5. Add the chocolate chips and the diced pear and fold them into the batter.
  6. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tin and bake into the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.Chocolate and pear muffins - header