Delicious Gluten Free Gingerbread Muffins With Pear

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Gluten-Free Pear Gingerbread Muffins
Gluten-Free Pear Gingerbread Muffins

Hi there! It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, even though here in Southern California it doesn’t exactly feel like Christmas. It’s been stupid hot here. Despite that, I think it’s important for the house to smell like Christmas, especially as I begin to deck the halls. So this morning I whipped up a batch of Gluten-Free Pear Gingerbread Muffins.

Recipe card & instructions updated 3/4/22.

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These muffins are dark and heady with the aromas of ginger, nutmeg, clove and molasses and studded with chunks of ripe pear. I added oats for fiber and texture, and a little turbinado sugar on top for crunch. They are the perfect muffin to help get us in the holiday spirit…and they gave me the needed boost of energy to put the finishing touches on my decorations.

These bad boys are great on their own, but would also taste wonderful spread with a little cream cheese….I think you’ll love them just as much as we did!

If you’re looking for a more traditional gingerbread recipe, check out my Gluten-Free Sour Cream Gingerbread Cake here.

Gluten-Free Pear Gingerbread Muffins

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Gluten Free Pear Gingerbread Muffins

Gluten Free Pear Gingerbread Muffins

Alison Needham
These rich muffins are heady with spice and studded with chunks of ripe pear. They can be made dairy free by swapping milk for your preferred milk alternative (I’m partial to almond milk).
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 296 kcal



  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a muffin tin with paper liners.
  • Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, xanthan gum and spices in a large mixing bowl and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl whisk the mashed banana with the eggs, vanilla, oil, molasses, milk and sugars until smooth.
  • Combine the dry and wet ingredients together in the large bowl and whisk until thoroughly incorporated.
  • Fold in the cubed pear and oats. Scoop batter into the prepared muffin tin, sprinkle with the turbinado sugar, and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Serve immediately.


Calories: 296kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 5gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 199mgPotassium: 247mgFiber: 4gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 62IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 79mgIron: 2mg
Keyword gingerbread
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  1. Oh my gosh, these look amazing. Funny, I’m in Minnesota and it was 50 degrees the other day and there is no snow on the ground. Not typical for Minnesota and doesn’t feel a lot like Christmas! Anyhoo, will definitely give these a try.

  2. My gf flour of choice- Pamela’s- already has the tapioca, xanathan etc in it so do I just the 1 cup of flour for the snowballs then? They look so delicious!

    Thank you!

  3. Hi, Alison…Amazing Gingerbread Muffins I will try it for my kids as a mother I always love to my cooking! thanks for sharing.Look so Yummy…..

    Thank You!

  4. Wow the muffins look so yummy ;-). Really love the way you shoot the muffins. Thumbs up!!!

  5. These gingerbread muffins are stunning… I will must try these, my daughter loves muffins. Delicious..

  6. Hi -I just stumbled on your website. I want to say thank you I have twin 13-year-old girls that were recently diagnosed with celiac and it’s really difficult to find good recipes and I’m not the best baker and every single thing of baked has been terrible.

    I tried your donuts and the lemon tarts and they were amazing and I’m going to keep trying more recipes thank you very much!!

  7. Hi Alison ,

    Thankyou, for this simple and easy recipe, I am a single parent and keeping searching for gluten free recipes for myself and my lil girl, as gluten awareness has increased, so has the idea that going gluten-free, even for people who can tolerate gluten, is healthier. According to Everyday Health, There are plenty of anecdotal accounts from people who haven’t been tested for gluten sensitivity who claim to feel better and more energetic once they go gluten-free, or even just reduce their gluten intake I am one of those.

    Thanks again 🙂

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