Orange-Apricot Grape Nut Muffins

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Kate S.

Use your imagination and whatever's on hand to vary this recipe: Dried fruit may be raisins, craisins, dates, apricots, apples, etc. Sweetness may come from honey, sorghum, molasses, apricot preserves, ginger preserves or orange marmalade. Buttermilk, yogurt, or sour cream may replace the sour milk. Nutmeg, cardamom, or ginger may be used in place of ginger.

Top Review by Sydney Mike

Very nice muffins, for sure! I did use buttermilk instead of the sour milk, but otherwise stuck to your recipe right on down! I grew up on grape nuts & enjoy them almost any way I can! In these muffins, & paired with the dried apricots, they made for a great flavor combo! Thanks for sharing the recipe! And, by the way, they were part of variety of muffins I made to help lure in prospective buyers at a recent park-wide garage sale! I even made sure that anyone wanting a copy of the recipe could have one, as well! Thanks for sharing this great recipe! [Made & reviewed for one of my adopted chefs in this Spring's Pick A Chef event]

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Chop apricots. In a bowl, stir together apricots and orange juice. Allow to soak, stirring occasionally for at least 10 minutes before using.
  3. Saute the Grape Nuts in the coconut oil over medium heat, stirring frequently, for five minutes. Remove from heat and add the honey and mix well.
  4. Beat together the milk and egg until uniform. Add the Grape Nuts.
  5. Sift together the dry ingredients. Make a well in their center and add the grape nuts and fruit mixtures and stir briefly.
  6. Fill your greased muffin cups 2/3 full and bake 15-25 minutes.

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