Ginger Pear Bran Muffin

Cooking Time: 25-28 min    Servings: 12


  • 2 c wheat bran
  • 1 c oat bran
  • 1 c whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder 
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 c yogurt
  • 1/3 c Olive Scene mild Extra Virgin Olive Oil 
  • 2/3 c honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 2 c peeled & mashed very ripe pears (about 3 pears 
  • ½ c finely chopped candied ginger, preferably uncrystallized


  1. Place oven rack in middle of oven and heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Grease a standard size muffin pan or line with paper liners.
  3. Combine wheat bran, oat bran, whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl and set aside.
  4. Combine eggs, yogurt, oil, honey, and vanilla in a small bowl and mix well.
  5. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix with a rubber spatula just until combined.
  6. Gently stir in the pears and candied ginger.
  7. Generously fill muffin cups with batter.
  8. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 25 to 28 minutes.
  9. Cool muffins in pan for 10 to 15 minutes, then carefully remove from pan and serve warm, or let cool on a wire rack.
  10. Store muffins in an airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze.
  11. Defrost muffins at room temperature, or in the microwave if you are really in a hurry.