For a cold winter day these fluffy and fruity muffins are just perfect!


For the Pears:

2 pears, peeled and cut into small pieces

1 cinnamon stick

½ cup water

For the streusels:

¾ cup spelt flour

2 Tbsp brown sugar

4 Tbsp cold margarine

For dough:

¾ cup ground hazel nuts

1 1/2 cups spelt flour

1 cup brown sugar

2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

1 Tsp cinnamon

2 Tsp baking powder

½ Tsp baking soda (Natron)

1/3 cup apple sauce

1/3 cup olive oil

1 cup water

Preheat oven to 180 °C. In a small pot cook pears with cinnamon stick and water until tender but doesn’t fall apart (about 5 min). Set aside. Mix streusel ingredients with the fingers to form streusels. Mix all other ingredients, dry first then add wet, until a homogenous dough forms. Fill into oiled muffin forms, sprinkle with streusels and bake for 20-25 minutes.

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