Muffins: mini (or medium) walnut and apricot muffins

apricot and walnut mini muffins

This quantity makes:
24 mini-muffins OR
12 medium muffins OR
6 medium muffins PLUS 12 mini muffins

1 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup chopped dried apricots
1/4 cup water or orange juice
50g butter
1 egg
1/2 cup yoghurt
half a large (or one small) orange , rind and juice
1/4 cup chopped walnuts

1. Heat the oven to 190C and spray the muffins tins with oil (fry light, chef mate or your own version).
2. Measure the dry ingredients into a large bowl and mix well to ensure that the brown sugar is evenly mixed through the other ingredients.
3. In another bowl, microwave the apricots with the water or juice until all the liquid is absorbed (about 1 minute on 100% power).
4. Add the butter to the apricot mixture, warm it a bit more if needed to mix it in.
5. Then mix in the eggs, yoghurt and grated orange rind.
6. Make the juice from the orange up to half a cup with water (if necessary) and add this and the chopped walnuts to the mixture.
7. Fold the two mixtures together, taking care not to overmix.
8. Divide the mixture evenly between the muffin tins.
9. Bake at 190C for about 12-15 minutes for medium or about 10-12 for mini or until the mffins spring back when pressed lightly.
Nutritional info: 144 kcals; 3g protein; 20g carb; 5.8g fat; 0.8g fibre

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5 Responses to “Muffins: mini (or medium) walnut and apricot muffins”

  1. Sile Says:

    Wow, those muffins look really good! I may have to try them out. I LOVE that you included the nutritional info. Am I correct in thinking that that is the total for EACH mini muffin? πŸ™‚

  2. jacqib Says:

    Hi, thanks. Yes tht’s per mini-muffin. It’s kilo calories (UK style), not kilojoules (Australian style). I’m not sure what they use in the US. If it helps, in kcals they recommended daily calorie intake for women in 2000 kcals.

  3. Sile Says:

    I’m wondering if kcal is the same as calories. We just use calories, no kilo in front of it. *looks it up* Yeah, according to healthcentral.com, it’s the same measuring system, just a different name. πŸ™‚

    I’m using a program I got from CalorieKing to track everything I eat and the exercise I do (not plugging it, just saying πŸ˜‰ And it has me on a 1834 cal budget for each day since I need to lose a bunch of weight. Most days I find I’m way under 1500, which is odd. But I am noticing a difference. And that’s what matters!! πŸ™‚

  4. jacqib Says:

    Hi Sile, yes, it’s the same (but you already know that). I think CalorieKing works inthe same wasy as WeightLossResources which is the one I use. Look out for some more recipes coming soon, including savoury ones.

  5. mamamika Says:

    looks good.

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