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The secret of why these muffins are so so good is yogurt. Last time I made them, I didn’t have any plain yogurt so I used peach one – and it works beautifully. I used canned pineapple and cut it u into small pieces. I am sure that if you have a can of pineapple tidbits, that would work well – just drain it well, because extra juice could make your batter a bit too runny. For oranges, I cut up a whole orange – it was sitting in my fruit bowl and started to look a little dry – so I peeled it and cut it u into small pieces. The muffins turn out beautifully golden and nice and moist – enjoy!
Before I list them – remember that it makes your efforts much easier to get all ingredients ready before you start putting them together:
- 1/4 cup of sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup of butter (soft)
- 1 -1 1/2 cups of yogurt
- 1-1/2 – 2 cups of flour (depending on how much juice you have in your fruit)
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 2 cups of pineapple and oranges (about 1 cup of each)
- 1/2 – 3/4 cup of raisins
Put sugar, egg,soft butter and yogurt into a bowl and beat until mixed well
Stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda
Add cream mixture to dry ingredients and stir until moistened
Gently fold in the fruit mixture and raisins
Fill your paper muffin cups in a baking pan – I will them to the top because I like large muffins. I have reserved chunks of pineapple to place on top of each muffin for a little extra taste and I also sprinkle the tops with vanilla sugar.
Bake at 375F for 15 – 20 minutes until muffins are golden brown and firm
One more tip – after you take your muffins out of the oven, let them cool for just a couple of minutes and then turn them sideways to allow air at the bottom to cool them completely.
Now – get yourself a nice fresh cup of coffee or tea, sit back and enjoy freshly baked muffin – before the rest of your family gets to them and they disappear!
Please end me your comments, suggestions and experiences – your input is always welcomed and very much appreciated!