Muffin Monday: Nectarine Plum Granola


Nectarine Plum Granola Muffins fresh from the oven

Nectarine Plum Granola Muffins fresh from the oven

I love when the fresh fruit comes in at the local farm stands. Here’s a recipe for some nectarine and plums that I picked up last week.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3/4 cup Almond Milk (or regular Skim Milk)
  • 1/4 cup melted Butter
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 2 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1 cup diced Nectarines
  • 1/2 cup diced Plums
  • 1/2 cup Granola
  • 1/2 cup chopped Hazel Nuts

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare 12 muffin cups by spraying with cooking spray.

2. In a large bowl combine Almond Milk, Butter, Egg, Flour, Sugar, Baking Powder, Salt.

Base batter. I know I used Nectarines and Plums in these muffins, but I bet you could use any  soft fruits along with this base batter and come up with a pretty good muffin.

Base batter. I know I used Nectarines and Plums in these muffins, but I bet you could use any soft fruits along with this base batter and come up with a pretty good muffin.

3. Gently stir in the Nectarines, Plums, Granola and Hazel Nuts.

4. Divide batter evenly into 12 muffin cups.

Nectarine Plum Granola Muffins ready to go into the oven.

Nectarine Plum Granola Muffins ready to go into the oven.

5. Bake for 30 minutes. Cool and enjoy.

Taster Bill liked the tart/sweet combination but found these muffins a little to high on the dry spectrum. I like my muffins dry (OK I like my muffins just about any way they come, but I thought these were just fine. They are not nearly as dry as last week’s Date Granola Buffins)  I also liked how these kind of reminded me of peach cake.

Nectarine Plum Granola muffin

Nectarine Plum Granola muffin

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About ritalovestowrite

Freelance writer and graphic designer in Northern Baltimore County. As a writer I enjoy both fiction and non fiction (travel and local interest stories.) Most recently my non fiction writing has been featured in Mason-Dixon ARRIVE Magazine. As a graphic designer I focus on cover designs and have done a number of designs for books and magazines. Recently I've entered the e-book cover field. I also enjoy working with community organizations and churches to bring their communications to a higher standard. As an advocate for the ARTS, one of my biggest passions is helping young people find a voice in all the performing arts. To that end it has been my honor to give one on one lessons to middle and high school students in graphic design and music. View all posts by ritalovestowrite

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