September 27, 2010

Black Mission Fig Muffins

2 cups flour
1 cup plain Greek or Mediterranean style 2% yogurt
1 cup diced dried Black Mission figs
1/3 cup canola oil
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cardamom
2 eggs

Preheat oven to 350. Line or grease and flour one 12 well muffin tin. In a large bowl, mix together the  egg, oil, yogurt, and sugar. After it is thoroughly mixed, add in the flour, spices and baking powder. Stir to combine. Fold in the figs. Fill each well in the muffin tin 3/4 of the way full. Top with a fig quarter if desired.  Bake 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the center muffin comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack, serve.

My thoughts:

I recently came into possession of some really thick, creamy Mediterranean style yogurt (Karoun brand) and really supple dried Black Mission figs. I love yogurt and figs together so I knew I had to make something that combined the two and muffins came to mind as the temperature suddenly dropped about 20 degrees today. Perfect for baking! These muffins are moist and studded evenly with fig, perfect for a fig lover like me.