Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Small Batch Apricot-Oatmeal Muffins

From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...The last few years, I've made these simple muffins for our Thanksgiving breakfast. I must admit I initially selected the recipe, which comes from the Pillsbury test kitchens, because I didn't want to add a dozen muffins to the already groaning board in my dining room. Small quantity recipes are hard to come by, so I always welcome the opportunity to give them a try when I find them. Chances are you have all the ingredients needed to make these in your pantry and refrigerator. They are simple to make and a great way for a couple or small family to start the day. I do hope you'll be able to give the recipe a try. Here is how the muffins are made.

Small Batch Apricot-Oatmeal Muffins...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of Pillsbury test kitchen

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup milk
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1/3 cup finely chopped dried apricots

1) Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease bottoms only of 6 regular-size muffin cups with shortening or cooking spray, or line with paper baking cups. If using paper liners, spray interior with cooking spray.
2) In medium bowl, mix flour, 1/2 cup oats, baking powder and salt. In small bowl, mix brown sugar, milk, oil, vanilla and egg with fork or wire whisk until blended. Stir milk mixture into flour mixture just until flour is moistened. Fold in apricots. Divide evenly among 6 muffin cups. Sprinkle each with about 1/2 teaspoon oats.
3) Bake 23 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from pan to cooling rack. Serve warm or cool. Yield: 6 muffins.

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Angie Schneider said...

These muffins are perfect for my breakfast! Love the flavour combo!

Ginny said...

These look lightly sweet and wonderful!!

Foodycat said...

You are so right about small batches! Very handy in a small family!

Kim G. said...

We actually don't always need 12 muffins, I agree with you. These look great!

Anonymous said...

I will try these, perfect size for us, I wish there were more small recipes, these sound delicious, have a wonderful Thanksgiving, i hope you are well,

Penny said...

Happy Thanksgiving Mary. These muffins look perfect for the two of us.

David said...

Mary, Very interesting...fairly healthy and moist! Moist is critical with any muffin and I like apricots. Thanks and Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Wow I really like the sound of these. Happy Thanksgiving Diane

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

I always like a recipe like this since I'm cooking for just two people. The sound like they would be perfect with a cup of tea. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Mary.

Coleens Recipes said...

Happy Thanksgiving my blogging friend!!

Honoré Bazin said...

Thanks for this post... yummy dish. I like your food guide.

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