Explosive Fruit Muffins

I call these Explosive Fruit Muffins because they just explode with all the flavors of the fruit that I have put in. There are bananas, blueberries, strawberries and apples. These make for a wonderful weekend morning breakfast or brunch. They are one of the healthiest snacks I absolutely love. They are even very easy to make. When you get a taste of all the naturally sweet fruit flavors combined, these will become a staple in your home also.

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I usually make an extra batch so I can freeze them and take out one or two during the week as we need.  I have tweaked this recipe a couple of times now.

For my liking, I wanted the muffins to be a little moister. So without adding any extra fat, I have managed that!

By adding one half cup of applesauce to the mix, the muffins have become moist. You can add a touch more if you feel that they need to be more moisture.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Do I have to use whole wheat flour?

Absolutely not. This was my choice, so I could make them just that much healthier. App purpose flour is fine, I know some people that use almond flour when they make these. That taste of almonds will only add to the explosive flavor.

Can I add or substitute other fruit?

Of course! I have played around with this recipe many times. It all depends on which fruit is in season at the time. I have used some dried fruits also, such as dried cranberries and apricots.

If using frozen fruit, the cooking process is slower. Be sure to do the toothpick test and allow them to become golden brown before removing from the oven.

How do I store the muffins?

The muffins can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature up to 5 days. You can also freeze the muffins for up to 3 months.

Note about Raspberries: these fragile berries will become mashed when stirred.

What ingredients do you need for Explosive Fruit Muffins

            1 cup Greek yogurt or 1 cup sour cream

            ½ cup unsweetened applesauce

            3 cups of mixed fruits (frozen is fine, will take longer to cook)

            2 eggs

            ½ cup canola oil

            1 tsp vanilla

            ½ cup granulated sugar

            ½ cup brown sugar, packed

            1 ½ cup all purpose flour

            1 cup whole wheat flour

            ½ tsp baking soda

            1 tsp baking powder

            ¼ tsp salt

            ¼ cup jam (any flavor, not runny)

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b)

How to make Explosive Fruit Muffins

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 350* and line 3 muffin pans with cupcake liners

SECOND STEP:

In a large mixing bowl, combine the applesauce, sour cream, eggs, vanilla, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Stir in the sugars with a whisk

a)

b)

THIRD STEP:

Gently fold in the fruit chunks

Place 1 tbsp of the batter into the bottom of each muffin cup

FOURTH STEP:

Now you will add 2 tsp of the chosen jam

Cover with the batter until the muffin cup is ¾ full

FIFTH STEP:

Bake for 22 to 25 minutes, use the toothpick test for doneness of the batter

Enjoy!

Explosive Fruit Muffins

Explosive Fruit Muffins

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt or 1 cup sour cream
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 cups of mixed fruits (frozen is fine, will take longer to cook)
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 ½ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup jam (any flavor, not runny)

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 350* and line 3 muffin pans with cupcake liners

SECOND STEP:

In a large mixing bowl, combine the applesauce, sour cream, eggs, vanilla, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Stir in the sugars with a whisk

THIRD STEP:

Gently fold in the fruit chunks

Place 1 tbsp of the batter into the bottom of each muffin cup

FOURTH STEP:

Now you will add 2 tsp of the chosen jam

Cover with the batter until the muffin cup is ¾ full

FIFTH STEP:

Bake for 22 to 25 minutes, use the toothpick test for doneness of the batter

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 180Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 10gCholesterol: 180mgSodium: 40mgCarbohydrates: 380gSugar: 20gProtein: 10g