Recipe: Fruity Muffins with Apricots and Raisins

For the most part I’m not a big fan of sweets. Salty foods are my indulgence of choice. But there are two sweet treats I can’t resist – chewy oatmeal cookies and muffins of any kind.

Fruity Muffins with Apricots and RaisinsOatmeal cookies are my first love.

This version with applesauce, dried cranberries, raisins and walnuts is my top pick. There’s something about the combination of chewy fruit and oats I find comforting. There must be some childhood memory associated with these cookies, but if there is, I don’t recall.

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When a craving strikes for baked goods, if oatmeal cookies aren’t ringing my bell, you’ll find me whipping up a batch of  muffins.

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Keeping with my dried fruit theme from the oatmeal cookies, I whipped up a batch of these tender whole grain muffins for breakfast this past weekend.

Notice the baking pan? It was a discovery I couldn’t resist. It was intended for bar and brownie making, but I found it a fun change from round tins.

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The next time you’re in a baking mood, give these wholesome muffins a try. They’ll warm your soul along with a steaming mug of coffee.

Have a good week everyone!

~ Kristi

Apricot and Raisin Muffins
Shake It Up! You can use any dried fruit in this recipe. Try chopped dried apples, or dried cranberries.
  • 4 tablespoons wheat germ
  • 1 ¼ cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • ½ cup low fat milk
  • ⅓ cup walnuts, finely chopped
  • ½ cup dried apricots, chopped into small pieces
  • ½ cup raisins
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a non-stick muffin tin generously with cooking spray.
  2. Combine ingredients until well blended.
  3. Scoop into muffin tins with a large ice cream scoop.
  4. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Food energy: 201kcal
Weight Watchers PointsPlus 5
Saturated fatty acids: 0.86g
Monounsaturated fatty acids: 3.39g
Polyunsaturated fatty acids: 3.32g
Total fat: 7.57g
Calories from fat: 68
Cholesterol: 26mg
Carbohydrate, by difference: 29.96g
Total dietary fiber: 3.08g
Protein: 5.58g
Total lipid (fat): 8.12g
Water: 36.72g
Ash: 1.80g
Total sugars: 15.26g
Calcium: 118mg
Iron: 1.45mg
Magnesium: 45mg
Phosphorus: 167mg
Potassium: 289mg
Sodium: 141mg
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 8

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  1. says

    I thrown dried apricots into muffin quite often with some nut and we love them so I know, we would love these. Maple syrup is always a winner. Off to print this.

  2. says

    I’m with you…..I’m not that into desserts. I do make some great oatmeal cookies and these muffins look like they would be my husband’s favorite. I have all the ingredients, too. Yes, even the wheat germ. Sure wish I had that baking pan. I’m going to have to look for one of those.

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