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How to Bake a Cafe-Style Treat Right at Home

Pear And Hazelnut Muffins
Cut your commute in half by skipping a stop to the cafe. Instead bake a batch of delicious morning muffins at home — pear + hazelnut sounds like a mighty nice variety, right?

What You’ll Need

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  • small-medium firm pears ( 2 )
  • unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly (plus more for cups) ( 6 tablespoons )
  • natural cane sugar, such as Turbinado, light brown or granulated sugar ( 2/3 cup )
  • buttermilk ( 1 cup )
  • large eggs, lightly beaten ( 2 )
  • vanilla extract ( 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons )
  • rolled oats ( 3/4 cup )
  • all-purpose flour ( 1 cup )
  • whole wheat flour ( 1/2 cup )
  • baking soda ( 3/4 teaspoon )
  • baking powder ( 2 teaspoons )
  • ground cardamom, which I replaced with 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon ( 1/2 teaspoon )
  • ground nutmeg, which I replaced with 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated ( 1/2 teaspoon )
  • Kosher salt ( 3/4 teaspoon )
  • toasted hazelnuts, coarsely chopped ( 1 cup )
  • bittersweet chocolate chunks (optional) ( 1/2 cup )
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