Chocolate Pear Greek Yogurt Chia Seed Muffins

Greek yogurt may be the key ingredient missing from your muffins!

I was searching through Pinterest when I discovered the concept of putting greek yogurt in to muffins or breads. Genius! This provides a healthy fat and adds a rich, creamy texture. I’ve recently become addicted to greek yogurt for breakfast, as well as using it as a substitute in cooking for sauces, salad dressings and other uses. I put together some greek yogurt muffins of my own so I could try this out too!

Greek Yogurt Chia Muffins recipe

I based my recipe off of this one from Le Creme De La Crumb but changed up the flavor and used different add-ins. I also baked my muffins with coconut flour to keep it gluten free. For this recipe I chose a specific fruit that I have never tried baking into a bread before.

I like to mix all sorts of things into muffins- juice pulp, different nuts, etc. just to switch things up. It keeps them interesting and I enjoy experimenting to branch out from the norm. I see apple bits a lot in muffins, but I had some pears on hand and thought that would add a unique appeal.

Greek yogurt is packed with protein and high in potassium and B12- definitely something you should get into your diet!

First start by peeling and chopping up the pear. Set the fruit aside and mix the batter by combining the butter, greek yogurt, sugar, vanilla, and eggs. Add in the dry ingredients, chocolate chips, chia seeds, and pear then stir until blended.
greek yogurt muffin batter with pear, chocolate chips and chia seeds

Pour into muffin tins (either greased or with paper cups) and bake at 450 for about 15 minutes, give or take.
pear chococlate chia greek yogurt muffins baked

I used these damask muffin liners for mine and the pattern looked beautiful even after baking!

Remove and let cool slightly before serving. The pear and chocolate make these muffins perfectly sweet and the the greek yogurt keeps them so moist! I will have to say these are definitely memorable!
pear chocolate chia greek yogurt muffin photo

pear chocolate chia greek yogurt muffins
Chocolate Pear Greek Yogurt Chia Seed Muffins
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Greek yogurt muffins with pears, chocolate chips and chia seeds
Servings Prep Time
12 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
pear chocolate chia greek yogurt muffins
Chocolate Pear Greek Yogurt Chia Seed Muffins
Print Recipe
Greek yogurt muffins with pears, chocolate chips and chia seeds
Servings Prep Time
12 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Set the fruit aside and mix the batter by combining the butter, greek yogurt, sugar, vanilla, and eggs. Add in the dry ingredients and stir until blended.
  2. Peel and chop the pear. Throw it in along with some chocolate chips and chia seeds.
  3. Pour into muffin tins (either greased or with paper cups) and bake at 450 for about 15 minutes, give or take.
  4. Cool slightly then serve. Store the remaining in a container.
Recipe Notes

I chose to use gluten free flour (coconut) when I baked mine. My preferred greek yogurt of choice is the total 0% Fage brand.

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This was my first time making greek yogurt muffins and I will definitely be using the base of this recipe again. I’m envisioning a loaf of bread next!

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2 Comments

  1. July 6, 2016
    Reply

    Sounds delicious! Would they be sweet enough if I took out the sugar?

    • July 9, 2016
      Reply

      You could definitely do less, but I do think there is enough with the pear and chocolate to compensate!

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