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Apricot Muffins

Apricot MuffinsServe this favorite breakfast and brunch food or as an afternoon snack.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup finely diced fresh apricots
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 cup vegetable oil shortening
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 1/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 cup milk (skim or 1%)
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Granulated sugar for sprinkling

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine apricot pieces and lemon juice. Cream shortening and sugar, beat in egg and stir in apricots.
  2. In separate bowl, sift flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg; add to first mixture alternately with milk. Add chopped nuts with the last portion of flour.
  3. Fill greased muffin tins two thirds full. Sprinkle a little granulated sugar on top of each muffin. Bake for about 20 minutes in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C).

Makes 12 muffins.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12 of recipe): Calories: 148; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 18mg; Total Carbs: 21g; Fiber: 1g; Protein: 3g; Sodium: 179mg.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of B.C. Tree Fruits Limited.