Pear-fectly Delicious: Hazelnut Cacao-Drizzled Muffins That Melt in Your Mouth

Posted by Nick Sheridan on

Enter the humble muffin, a timeless treat that transforms simple ingredients into bite-sized bursts of joy. But today, we're not settling for ordinary. We're taking things up a notch with Pear and Banana Muffins drizzled with 99th Monkey Hazelnut Cacao Butter, a decadent delight.

Forget dry, crumbly muffins that leave you searching for a glass of milk. These beauties are moist, fluffy, and bursting with the natural sweetness of ripe pears and bananas. The secret lies in the perfect balance of textures: soft fruit chunks, light crumb, and a hint of nutty crunch from chopped walnuts. Each bite is an explosion of flavour, a symphony of sweet, earthy, and subtly chocolatey notes.

But the true star of the show is the 99th Monkey Hazelnut Cacao Butter. This luxurious spread isn't just a drizzle; it's a flavour revelation. The rich, creamy hazelnut base mingles with the deep, complex notes of cacao, creating a symphony of rich, decadent flavours that complements the muffins beautifully. Each drizzle adds a touch of indulgence, a whisper of luxury that completely elevates these muffins.

And let's not forget the health factor. These muffins are packed with good-for-you ingredients. The ripe bananas and pears offer essential vitamins, minerals, and fibre, while the walnuts provide healthy fats and protein. And the 99th Monkey Hazelnut Cacao Butter? It's made with all-natural ingredients, free from refined sugars and artificial flavours, so you can indulge without guilt.

Making these muffins is a breeze. No hours of complicated baking required! Toss together a simple batter, fold in the fruit and walnuts, and bake until golden brown. While they cool, grab your 99th Monkey Hazelnut Cacao Butter and prepare for your taste buds to do a happy dance. Drizzle the, chocolately goodness over the muffins, and you've got a masterpiece in the making.

So, gather your ingredients, preheat your oven, and get ready to bake up a batch of these Pear and Banana Muffins with Hazelnut Cacao Butter. They're perfect for a cozy breakfast with coffee, a sweet afternoon pick-me-up, or even a festive treat to share with friends and family. And trust me, once you try them, you'll never settle for a boring muffin again.

Here's what you'll need:



  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup ripe pears, diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg (or vegan substitute) 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice
  • For the Drizzle: 1/4 cup 99th Monkey Hazelnut Cacao Butter


  1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C. Line a muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, mash the bananas and pears. Stir in the walnuts.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. In another bowl, mix together the coconut oil and brown sugar. Add in the egg and vanilla extract.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients alternately with the milk, mixing just until combined. Do not overmix.
  6. Fold in the banana-pear mixture.
  7. Divide the batter evenly among the prepared muffin cups.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  9. Let the muffins cool slightly in the pan before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Drizzle the Hazelnut Cacao Butter over the cooled muffins and enjoy!

Enjoy these muffins warm from the oven, with a cup of tea or coffee for the ultimate delight. They also store well at room temperature for a few days, making them a perfect grab-and-go breakfast or afternoon snack.

So, this fall, ditch the store-bought pastries and embrace the joy of homemade goodness. With these Pear & Banana Muffins, drizzled with 99th Monkey Hazelnut Cacao Butter, you're sure to create memories of warmth, comfort, and pure deliciousness. 

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