Apricot Oatmeal Muffins
Tender and flavorful apricot oatmeal muffins with nuts.
1 cup quick or old fashioned oats
1 cup buttermilk
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup finely chopped dried apricots
1/4 cup chopped nuts (optional)
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C). Lightly spray twelve medium muffin cups with cooking spray.
- In medium bowl, combine oats and buttermilk; mix well. Let stand 10 minutes. Stir in egg and butter until blended.
- In large bowl, combine flour, apricots, nuts, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt; mix well. Add oat mixture all at once; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. (Do not overmix.) Fill muffin cups almost full.
- Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool muffins in pan on wire rack 5 minutes; remove from pan. Serve warm.
Makes 12 muffins.