Apricot and Banana Muffins2013-04-21
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- Yield : 12 muffins
- Servings : 12
- Prep Time : 10m
- Cook Time : 20m
- Ready In : 30m
This information is per serving.
Calories from Fat35
These apricot and banana muffins are a wonderful combination of healthy and delicious.
If you are having a difficult time getting your kids to eat anything healthy, this is a great muffin recipe to try.
It adds extra nutrition in the form of apricots, juice and whole wheat flour – plus the bananas of course.
- 1 cup chopped dried apricots
- 1/2 cup apricot nectar or orange juice
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup mashed ripe bananas
- 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
- 3/4 cup milk
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Place apricots and nectar or juice in a saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil. Immediately remove from the heat and let cool.
In a medium bowl, mix together the flours, baking powder, salt and baking soda. In a large bowl, mix together the lightly beaten egg, sugar, banana, butter, milk and apricots. Stir in the dry ingredients, mixing just until everything is combined. Spoon the mixture into a non-stick muffin pan (or sprayed with cooking spray or lined with paper cups).
Bake for about 20 minutes until golden.
- Add 1/2 cup chopped walnuts to the dry ingredients for extra nutrition and a great crunch. Look here to see why walnuts are so good for us.
Did You Know?…
What child doesn’t love bananas, at least if they are disguised in a tasty muffin?
Adults looking for healthy muffin recipes will also appreciate this recipe.
Replace the milk with your favorite soy beverage, if you can’t or prefer not to drink milk.
I wouldn also try almond milk as a replacement.
I absolutely love it and have used it to replace milk in several muffin recipes with great results.
The mix of whole wheat flour with the white flour adds lots of nutrition and fiber without making the muffins heavy.
These lovely fruit muffins are also relatively low in sugar, because they get added sweetness from the fruits and juices.
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