This week we are celebrating the FANTASTIC FIG!
Here’s an interesting FIG FACT… Many believe it was figs that were actually the fruit in the Garden of Eden with Adam and Eve, not apples. That makes sense in my mind – after all, it wasn’t apple tree leaves they used to… um… “cover” themselves – was it???
Plain bran muffins can be a bit dry, but these are moist and delicious because there are figs in them!
FIG BRAN MUFFINS
2 1/4 C. All-Bran original cereal
1 1/4 C. whole wheat flour
2 Tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
2/3 C. packed Splenda brown sugar
3 Tbs. MILD molasses
1 Tsp. vanilla extract
6 Tbs. unsalted butter (3/4 stick), melted and cooled
1 3/4 C. plain whole-milk yogurt
1 C. dried figs, stemmed and chopped into 1/4-inch pieces
Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 400 degrees. Spray standard-sized muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray.
Process half of bran cereal in food processor until finely ground, about 1 minute. Whisk flours, baking soda, and salt in large bowl to combine; set aside. Whisk egg and yolk together in medium bowl until well-combined and light-colored, about 20 seconds. Add sugar, molasses, and vanilla; whisk until mixture is thick, about 30 seconds. Add melted butter and whisk to combine; add yogurt and whisk to combine. Stir in processed cereal and unprocessed cereal; let mixture sit until cereal is evenly moistened (there will still be some small lumps), about 5 minutes.
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and gently mix with rubber spatula until batter is combined and evenly moistened. Do not over mix. Gently fold figs into batter. Using 1/3-cup measure or ice cream scoop, divide batter evenly among muffin cups, dropping batter to form mounds. Do not level or flatten surfaces
Bake until muffins are dark golden and toothpick inserted into center of muffin comes out with a few crumbs attached, 16 to 20 minutes, rotating pan halfway through baking. Cool muffins in pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire rack and cool for 10 minutes before serving.
Grab a cup of coffee and a hot muffin for breakfast. Sounds good, doesn’t it? 🙂