Fresh Apricot Muffins

apricot muffins

Apricot Muffins

If you follow my blog you may recall that I was very disappointed to have missed out on bringing a crate of apricots home from France recently. Well I found some here at a good price at Costco and bought a couple of kilos to make into jam. Instead of making jam we have been eating them so I will be going back to get some more: in the meantime I thought we could spare a few for some muffins.

This is a very easy muffin recipe: you simply combine the dry and the wet ingredients and mix. The flaked almond and Demerara sugar topping adds a lovely crunchy texture.



100g plain flour

50g ground almonds

50g caster sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 egg

120ml milk

50g butter or margarine, melted and cooled

½ teaspoon vanilla essence

350g fresh apricots, stoned and chopped (approximately 6 large apricots)

25g flaked almonds

A couple of teaspoons of Demerara sugar


Set the oven to 190ºC and line a 12 hole muffin tin with paper cases.

Put the flour, ground almonds, sugar and baking powder into a bowl and mix to combine.

Mix together the egg, milk, melted butter and vanilla essence.

Add the liquid to the dry ingredients and mix well.

Add the apricots and mix to combine.

Divide the mixture between the paper cases and sprinkle with the flaked almonds and a little Demerara sugar.

apricot muffins

Sprinkle with flaked almonds and demerara sugar

Bake for around 25-30 minutes, until well browned and firm to the touch. You may need to cover the tray with aluminium foil after about 20 minutes if they are browning too quickly.

If you like cooked apricot – and I do – these are just delicious and something you won’t get all year round!

apricot muffins

Fresh Apricot Muffins

Categories: Baking, Cupcakes, Fruit, Muffins, Recipes

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12 replies

  1. I wish apricot season didn’t go by so quickly. I love the fruit.

  2. These muffins are a big time winners! 😛

  3. ooh! love how you get fresh apricots so readily. I think they would be great as jam and these muffins look terrific!

  4. They look and sound fabulous! Yum! 🙂

  5. Ooh they sound good. I bet they’re really moist!
    Thanks for your comment over at mine – just realised you have passion flowers at the top of your blog!
    Jones x

  6. Will it work without the ground almonds?


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