twd ~ Citrus Fig Sunshine Muffins

Lauryn of Bella Baker picked these week's twd recipe - Citrus Current Sunshine Muffins! As you can tell from the title of this post, I did a little substituting. I actually played around with these more than usual.



To begin with, I used vegetable oil instead of butter. I didn't read ahead to the "butter, melted and cooled" and didn't have time once I started mixing the other ingredients. Okay, I really didn't have the patience. I left out the lemon juice and extract because I didn't have it, and didn't quite have enough orange juice. I added a couple tablespoons of wheat germ, a couple of figs, a tablespoon of raspberry preserves, some chopped pecans, and a little agave. Everything but the kitchen sink!

So how did they turn out...delicious! They are a little on the dry side, but very grainy and good. The orange taste comes through nicely, but isn't overpowering at all.

8 comments:

Jessica said...

You did sort of make kitchen sink muffins! They look (and sound) wonderful though. Dorie's recipes are normally very easily adaptable!

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

They sound wonderful with the raspberry preserves! :)

Nicole said...

You additions sound really interesting! I'm not sure I like figs, but they just might work. I think the raspberry preserves were a great choice.

Flourchild said...

I can't believe they turned out dry, I wonder if the figs caused that!? Mine were moist..Im glad you enjoyed this recipe..they look great and I LOVE all of your healthy additions!

Tia said...

they look healthy!
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cindy said...

Muffins really are a blank canvas. Looks like you painted a masterpiece! Have a great day.

Spike said...

wow- all the additions sound great!

Lauryn said...

wow, lots of changes! They sound awesome! I love figs!!