These deliciously easy muffins are packed with plant-based protein (in this case, pea protein). They are nut-free, soy-free and super simple to make. Enjoy these yummy muffins for breakfast, snack, side dish, or even as a super healthy dessert!


Pear Protein Muffins [Vegan]





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  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds
  • 1 1/4 cups spelt flour
  • 3/4 cup 100 percent pure pea protein powder
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup barley malt syrup
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract or 1/8 teaspoon ground vanilla bean (optional)
  • 1/3 cup virgin sunflower oil
  • 2 pears, peeled and diced


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a muffin pan with 12 muffin cups.
  2. Grind flax seeds and mix with 3 tablespoons water. Set aside until gelatinous.
  3. In a large bowl, mix spelt flour, pea protein powder, baking powder, baking soda, and sea salt.
  4. In a blender, add syrup, water, vanilla, and flax seed mixture.
  5. Blend until combined. Keep blender on low speed and slowly add in oil.
  6. Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  7. Mix in peeled diced pear.
  8. Fill muffin cups and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  9. Let cool for 5 minutes in the pan, then transfer to a cooling rack.

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Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories: 195 | Carbs: 25 g | Fat: 8 g | Protein: 8 g | Sodium: 125 mg | Sugar: 14 g Based on generic pea protein, values may change based on how much / which protein you chose to use. Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.