Apricot Muffins

For the longest time I’ve been trying to get a few of my colleagues together for a meal at my place. My husband and I are fond of hosting and it gives us an opportunity to experiment and share at the same time.  What started off as a dinner invite – adults only soon changed to lunch with kids and then eventually we settled for breakfast with kids. I have to say though one of the couples ended up coming late enough to turn this into a Brunch 🙂 
I do love having people over for Breakfast. It’s much easier hosting, everything needs to be prepared in the morning ,just as the guests start to arrive, served hot and fresh. I have to say though with a 27 month old and a 9 month old, it’s a real challenge. So I may want to re-consider this option and put it aside for a few years. My menu was simple, Mexican scrambled Eggs, Home Made Cheese & Chili Bread (courtesy husband), Fruit, Pineapple Banana Smoothie, Waffles & Apricot Muffins. 
I started making Apricot Muffins a few years ago. I had all this dried Apricot left in the fridge, wanted to get rid of it and baking it away into something seemed like the easy option. A friend of mine loved these so I kept these on my ‘repeat list’. It makes for a great breakfast option if you want to break away from the typical Blueberry, Banana or Apple Muffins. They are super moist and super easy to make! 
Mix butter and sugar and then add eggs, one at a time
Add yogurt and mix
Add apricots, mix and finally the flour and fold in
Ready to be baked muffins

1 C chopped dried apricots
1/2 C orange orange juice
1 1/2 C flour
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 C butter
1/2 C sugar
2 eggs
1 C yogurt


  1. Soak apricots in orange juice over night or minimum of 30 mins
  2. Preheat oven to 200 C. 
  3. Sift flour and baking powder
  4. In a separate bowl mix butter sugar until light and fluffy, then add eggs one at a time and whisk
  5. Add yogurt and apricots and mix together
  6. Finally, stir in Flour until just combined making sure not to over mix 
  7. Spoon mixture into 10 holes leaving 2 empty to pour some hot water (this makes them extra light and fluffy)
  8. Reduce oven temperature to 180 C and bake for 20-25mins or until skewer comes out clean

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