Apricot Muffins …

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I love to get organised for school lunches by baking some yummy goodies on the weekend and then popping them in the freezer.  I find this takes the pressure off if morning teas are already pre-prepared and it also means I’m not reaching for store bought treats.  This recipe is popular in my house … I hope you enjoy it too!

 

Apricot Muffins ...
 
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Ingredients ...
  • 2 ½ cups (2 x 200g packets) chopped dried apricots
  • 4 ½ cups self-raising flour (I used gluten free)
  • ¾ cup castor sugar
  • 190g butter
  • ¾ cup milk (I used light milk)
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
Method ...
  1. Place apricots in a small bowl and cover with boiling water. Leave to stand for 30 minutes and then drain well. Preheat oven to 200C and spray muffin trays with cooking spray.
  2. Sift self-raising flour and sugar into a large bowl. Add butter and rub in with fingertips until mixture is crumbly and even.
  3. Add well-drained apricots to the flour/sugar/butter mixture and mix through.
  4. Combine milk and eggs in a jug and stir. Add to flour mixture and mix with a spoon until ingredients are just combined, being careful not to over mix. The mixture should be lumpy and course.
  5. Drop heaped spoonfuls of mixture into a well-greased muffin pan. Bake in a moderately hot oven set at 200C for 15 minutes.
  6. Once cooked, turn muffins from trays onto wire racks to cool.
  7. Makes approximately 24 muffins.

 

Clever Tricks, Tips & Hints …

 

I’ve substituted the self-raising flour with gluten free self-raising flour for this recipe.  When I bake, I use either Orgran or White Wings … both make beautiful gluten free flours and either brand I find I can substitute cup for cup without impacting on texture or density.

 

These muffins are suitable to freeze.

 

Comments

  1. Thanks for the gluten free tip, I’d been wondering about that. I love using apricots in baking :)

    • No problems, you’re welcome! I just love cooking and I’ve got so many more lovely, family-friendly recipes to share, so stay tuned …

  2. These look really good! I think these would be also nice with fresh apricot, What do you think? :)

    • I can’t see why not! This particular muffin recipe is a really great base to work from. I’m going to try this same recipe in the next few weeks with chocolate chips and a few other goodies!

  3. They look so yummy. I have wanted to get a little more organised with these kind of treats too.

    • Hi Melissa and welcome! These are so yummy … it’s hard to stop at just one! I’ll be featuring lots of yummy muffins in the coming weeks, so be sure to visit often. I usually bake a fair bit on the weekends and then freeze everything … certainly makes packing lunches a lot easier.

  4. These look delicious.

    • They are so delicious and the thing I love most, is how well they freeze. As well as being great for lunch boxes, they are wonderful when visitors call in unexpectedly!

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