Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Apricot Orange muffins


This is yet another muffin recipe from me. I know I am giving you an over dose of muffins. S even joked that I should be called as Miss Muffin. At first, I thought of not posting the recipe. But then these muffins were so tasty that I thought it would be a shame if I did not share the recipe with you.
I had some oranges in the fridge and there was some apricots. I decided to put them together and bake these muffins. The apricots gave a moist richness to the otherwise regular orange muffins . Apart from these already healthy ingredients, there is also oats and corn meal which give these muffins a healthy boost. mmmmm too good!!! Shall we move on to the recipe??


Apricot Orange muffins recipe:
Preparation time: 20min
Baking time: 20min
Makes- 10 muffins

Ingredients:
Freshly squeezed orange juice- 1 cup
Chopped Apricots- 1/2 cup
Raisins or currants- 1/2 cup
All purpose flour or maida- 1 cup
Oats- 1/2 cup
Corn meal- 1/2 cup
Sugar- 1/2 cup
Butter- 2 tbsp
Baking powder- 2 tsp
Baking soda- 1 tsp
Nutmeg Powder- A pinch
Vanilla essence- 1 tsp
Thick butter milk- 1/2 cup

Method:
  • Sift the all purpose flour along with the baking powder, baking soda and nutmeg
  • Add the corn meal, and oats to the flour mixture and mix well
  • In a separate bowl, mix the butter, butter milk, sugar and vanilla essence and beat well
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix till the ingredients are well combined
  • Fold in the chopped apricot and raisins and mix gently.
  • Fill the batter in greased muffin cups till 3/4th full and bake in preheated oven at 180C for 20 to 25 min or till the muffins are brown and firm to touch.
  • Allow the muffins to cool in the muffin cups for 5min before cooling them on the wire rack.
Note: The muffins turned out a little crumbly in texture because of the corn meal. Feel free to substitute the corn meal with APF if you want the muffins to be soft.
I have used 1/2 cup sugar because I felt that muffins would become too sweet along with the apricots and currants. You can increase the sugar by 1/4 cup if you want the muffins to be sweeter.


These muffins will go to YBR event hosted by Nancy of Spicie foodie





31 comments :

  1. Love the fruity and flavorful muffin! Have baked a cake with the same combo sometime back which needs to be posted soon.

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  2. I love this combination, ideal to snack. Gorgeous pictures.

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  3. the color is absolutely tempting and inviting :)

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  4. Lovely flavors... The texture looks so inviting

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  5. Muffins look delicious and yummy. Great preparation.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  6. Muffins look absolutely beautiful,spongy and yummy ~ great recipe as always "Miss Muffin"~ lol :DD

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  7. Really love your recipes...and this one is so tempting...gorgeous..feel like grabbing some.

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  8. Love this combo... truly flavourful. Muffins look absolutely soft and delicious..:)
    Reva

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  9. Apricots and corn meal would complement the texture.. so neatly done.. great recipe Miss Muffin..

    http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com
    Event: Healing Foods - Banana

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  10. Super delicious and fabulous muffins, love that wonderful texture..

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  11. I love the apricot orange combo....... the colors are lovely beautiful clicks

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  12. Looks yum n so perfect ....nice combo

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  13. no, no, no overdose of muffins for me, especially when they look so delicious! love the idea of apricot and orange combination!

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  14. OMG this looks absolutely fabulous

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  15. So delicious and yummy muffins,looks tempting and inviting.Nice presentation.

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  16. nice clicks and very tempting muffins..

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  17. Love the flavor and texture of the cake.so yumm.u can send this entree to my event.
    Vegie / Fruit a month - Orange

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  18. What lovely muffins! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog - I am so glad to have found yours in turn! Just beautiful.

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  19. Nice muffins,looks soft and spongy!

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  20. wow, thatz quite a combo .. yumm

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  21. Lovely Lovely looking - what a combo of fruits- I m so in love with the beautiful baked look of these muffins!

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  22. I love the flavor combinations here...totally healthy and yet so tasty!!

    My original comment disappeared - I hope that this doesn't duplicate somehow!

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  23. I'm a total addict to citrusy flavors in bakes and I love apricots too. So I know for sure that I love this lil cake even without tasting it!! Thanks for sharing this recipe in spite of your inhibitions.

    Sweetie, I hope you give melting moments a try... and let me know if you end up making them :)

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  24. U know similar things happens with me. I will make something and then i won't be sure to post it .. but then again it taste so good that not sharing it would be a shame. I am thankful you did share.. it looks so very delicious. You making me crave for some cake now :)

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  25. wow Yummyliscous .. can you parcel some to me please?

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  26. Wow those are such perfect looking muffins!

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  27. I always look forward to apricot season because they are one of my faves. But both fresh and dried are excellent. Going to bookmark them. Thanks for having participated in June's YBR:)

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  28. new combination and flavoured muffins are super

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