These are quite festive and Christmassy, you could even decorate them with fresh cranberries and some foliage to look like holly.
300g self-raising flour
150g caster sugar
2/3tsp mixed spice
2 eggs, beaten
100g marg, melted and cooled a bit
3 pears, peeled, cored, and diced
60g dried cranberries
Preheat the oven to 200C (180C fan). Line a 12-hole muffin tin (I used some fancy muffin cases from last year's Good Food Show).
Mix the flour, bicar, sugar, and spice and sift into a big bowl
Combine eggs, yoghurt, milk, and butter. Add the pears and cranberries.
Stir the wet mixture into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
Spoon into the muffin cases
Bake for about 20 minutes.
Decorate with a little plain icing and a few dried cranberries.