With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Muffins with Dried Figs and Banana

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Muffins with Dried Figs and Banana

At the produce store, I noticed packages of dried white figs. I have bought them before and like eating them just as they come from the package.  But I was in the mood for muffins. Then, seeing a banana on the counter, I decided I would toss it into the batter too.

I was more than happy with the results. Yummy muffins dotted with sweet, chewy bits of fig and full of banana flavor.
Muffins with Dried Figs & Banana

Yield about 21 muffins

3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 
4 teaspoons baking powder 
1/2 teaspoon baking soda 
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 to 1-1/4 cups sugar*
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (Optional)

5 tablespoons butter, melted and slightly cooled 
5 tablespoons applesauce
1 cup milk, room temperature 
1 cup sour cream, room temperature 
2 large eggs plus 1 large egg yolk, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup dried figs, chopped small
1/2 cup thinly sliced banana (about 1 small banana)

Directions preheat oven to 350°F 

spray or grease the top of 2 standard 12-cup muffin tins. Line with paper baking cups. 

In a large mixing bowl, add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar. Whisk well to be sure all ingredients are evenly distributed. 

In a medium bowl, whisk together the melted butter, applesauce, milk, sour cream, eggs, egg yolk and vanilla. 

And the wet ingredients into the dry, folding gently with a rubber spatula just until dry ingredients are almost moistened. Add the chopped figs and banana, folding in, being sure not to over mix. 

Bake in preheated oven for about 27 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool on rack for 10 minutes before removing.

*NOTE:  I used homemade, sweetened applesauce in this recipe so 1 cup of sugar was plenty. It is probably best to used unsweetened applesauce and add the sugar to your desired sweetness preference.

I think adding pecans or walnuts would be a nice addition but this time I didn't want to add extra calories.


Brandi said...

Your muffins look delicious. I bet the flavor combination was really good.

NanaDiana said...

You post the best recipes, Lorraine. I would probably add the pecans because if I was going that far I would go all the way....lol....YUM! I am saving this recipe to my files. xo Diana

janice15 said...

I've never used dried figs or regular.. but your muffins look and sound great.. Happy Wednesday with love janice

Debby Ray said...

They do look delicious...I'm thinking I would like that combination :P

Jacqueline said...

I haven't seen the white figs. They are so beautiful! What a flavor combination. I haven't made muffins in such a long time. Sounds fabulous.

Bev said...

That sounds delicious!!

Pondside said...

I certainly like the sound of the chewy bits of dried fig - yummy!!

CatTales said...

Muffins look and sound delicious. I like figs right off the bush!

Gypsy Heart said...

They sound delicious! Yes, I would add the pecans. :) Having those with a cup of coffee would be a wonderful breakfast!



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