Autumn ~ the glorious transition of summer in to winter, full of its own unique sights and smells.
This time of year I like my home to be feel warm and cosy; lots of blankets, fluffy socks and an abundance of fairy lights help immensely.
A tasty treat is also a necessity, especially when warm and fresh from the oven, even better when it involves cinnamon, an autumn / winter smell if ever there was one.
What to do!
Preheat the oven to 180.
Pop muffin cases in to muffin trays, 18 should be enough.
In a large bowl sift together the plain flour, baking powder and cinnamon.
Add the brown sugar and combine.
In another bowl, lightly beat the eggs.
Add to the eggs the milk and vegetable oil.
Peel and core 2 pears, chop or mush to your preference.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry, including the pears, and combine.
Do not over mix!
Fill each muffin case approximately 2/3s full.
Sprinkle some oats and brown sugar over the top of each muffin.
Pop in over for 20 minutes or so, or until they turn a nice golden colour on top.
Leave to cool for a few minutes before placing on a cooling rack.
This is another recipe you can tinker with… swap the pears for apples or a combination of the two.
Add a few chocolate drops to the mix.
Switch some cinnamon for nutmeg, or whatever you fancy.
These are also a sneaky way to get some more fruit in the kids, mwahaha!