STREAMING NOW: No Reservations

Want more from Genius Kitchen?

Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.

Learn More
“From the Magnolia Bakery”
1hr 5mins
12 buns

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grease and lightly flour 12 large muffin cups.
  2. To make the topping: in a mixing bowl, combine the brown sugar and cinnamon.
  3. Using a pastry blender, cut the butter into the brown sugar mixture until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Add in the walnuts; using your hands, toss until the ingredients are well combined; set aside.
  5. To make the buns: in a small mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  6. In a larger mixing bowl, cream the butter, using an electric mixer, until smooth.
  7. Add in the sugar gradually and beat about 3 minutes or until fluffy.
  8. Add in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  9. Add in the dry ingredients in two parts, alternating with the milk and vanilla, beating after each addition until well incorporated.
  10. Stir in the pears.
  11. Spoon batter into the muffin cups.
  12. Sprinkle the streusel topping over the top of the buns, being sure to keep the crumbs within the muffin cups (or the buns will be difficult to remove from the pan).
  13. Bake in a 350° oven for 20-25 minutes or until pick comes out clean.

Watch more

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a