Dr. MC’s Original Ginger Pear Coconut Oatmeal Muffins

Ginger Pear Coconut Oatmeal Muffin

Another muffin variation? Wowzer. Yes, it is true, here is my latest healthy oatmeal muffin creation. This time I tried freshly grated Ginger, diced Pear and a light sprinkle of unsweetened coconut flakes on top! Delicious.

Before we get into the recipe. Let’s recap the muffin variations I have shared so far:

Each one is so tasty. I enjoy mixing it up. I prep a batch of these muffins every Sunday and it is a perfect breakfast for the week!

As we enter the warmer months, I plan to continue creating variations of this muffin to incorporate different fruits. I think Strawberry Lemon or Raspberry Lime would be delightful.

A note about the unsweetened coconut flakes. They are totally optional, but for this muffin it was a nice addition. I only tried it on a couple of them to compare it to the traditional topping of sugar in the raw. Both are tasty.

Here is how to make them yourself…


  • 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated Ginger
  • 8 oz of whole milk
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 cup applesauce (4oz individual cup)
  • ½ cup of almonds* (can be substituted for another type of nut or skipped based on preference) 
  • ½ cup of walnuts* (can be substituted for a different kind of nut or omitted based on preference) 
  • 1 cup of diced Pears (2 small pears)
  • 1 teaspoon of ground flaxseed (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon of chia seeds (optional)
  • 3-4 teaspoons of unsweetened coconut flakes OR sugar in the raw for the top sprinkle 


  • Preheat oven to 350F. 
  • Spray a 12-count muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray and set large baking cups. I like to do both to ensure there will be no sticking.
  • In a large bowl, combine oats, baking powder, grated ginger, whole milk, eggs, and applesauce.
  • Mix until everything is well incorporated.
  • Add in flax, and chia seeds and mix. 
  • Add in diced pears
  • Add in nuts and gently toss until distributed evenly throughout the batter.
  • Divide batter amongst all 12 muffin cups. 
  • Add a sprinkle of unsweetened coconut flakes
  • Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until they have set though and are golden brown on top.
  • Cool and enjoy!

If you try this recipe, be sure to post a picture and tag Dr. MC’s Self-Care Cabaret on Facebook or Instagram. I would love to see your creations!

You can even watch my 30 second Reel on Instagram demonstrating how easy these muffins are to make!

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Stay well, 

Dr. MC 


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