Bake these apricot and spice muffins from a convenient homemade muffin mix you previously mixed and stored.
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2 1/2 cups prepared Oatmeal Muffin Mix (see below)
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
1 cup Land O Lakes® Fat Free Half & Half
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
1 large Land O Lakes® Egg
1/2 cup finely chopped dried apricots
3 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup chopped walnuts, almonds or pecans
1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
*Substitute 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon.
**Substitute 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon.
Heat oven to 425°F. Place paper baking cups into 12-cup muffin pan or grease and flour cups. Set aside.
Combine all muffin ingredients except apricots in bowl; stir just until moistened. Gently stir in dried apricots. Spoon batter evenly into prepared pan.
Combine all topping ingredients in bowl; sprinkle evenly over batter. Bake 17-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Let stand 5 minutes; remove from pan.
Oatmeal Muffin Mix: Combine 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, 3 cups old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats, 2 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar, 2 tablespoons baking powder in bowl. Store in container with tight-fitting lid up to 3 months. Stir thoroughly before measuring. Muffin mix can also be used to make Blueberry Lemon Muffins and Banana Walnut Muffins.
- If using 2 1/2x1 1/8-inch muffin pan cups, yield will be 15 muffins.
- Cardamom is a member of the ginger family and has a spicy sweet flavor. If you don’t have cardamom on hand, ground cinnamon can be used in its place.
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Made the mix and then some muffins! Went to get my dried apricots and remembered I had given them to my daughter, so substituted cut dried cherries! Those served the purpose very well and the mix will come in handy again. By the way,I shared the recipe with her!
The muffins are fast and easy to make. Especially if you've previously made the oatmeal muffin mix and have it on hand. Leftover muffins remained moist even after reheating them the next morning. I will be making them again, but next time I will double the amount of apricots. While they were very good, I could barely taste the apricots over the cardamom.