This is a little off topic but certainly caters to the creative as well as frugal side of this blog...
My house does not sit on a large section, unfortunately, we try to make the space we have count so have crammed in as many fruiting trees and bushes as possible. This autumn we were rewarded with more pears than we knew what to do with. Consequently I spent a lot of time bottling and freezing pears for breakfasts and deserts for the winter months. Yesterday, I set to and made some Pear & Vanilla Crumble Muffins for my kids lunch boxes. They love these and it is a great way to get their 5 plus a day.
2 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup Sugar
410g can of pear quarters
1 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla essence
3 Tbsp Sugar
2 Tbsp oats
* Grease a 12 hole muffin tray. Preheat oven to 220 deg C or 200 deg C fan assisted.
* Sift flour and baking powder into a mixing bowl. Stir through sugar.
* Chop pears into small pieces
* Whisk together eggs, milk and vanilla essence. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour in the milk mixture with the melted butter and chopped pears. Fold ingredinets together, being careful not to over mix. Fill muffin trays.
* For the topping, mix the sugar and oats together in a small bowl. Sprinke a little over each muffin.
* Bake for 12-15 minutes until the muffins are golden and spring back when pressed.