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Tropical Breakfast Muffins

Tropical Breakfast Muffins Categories: Breakfast
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Preparation time: 45 minutes
Total time: 70 minutes

South Americans love breads and cakes filled with fruits and nuts. These deliciously healthy muffins have coconut, pineapple, golden raisins, apricots and nuts. A ripe banana keeps them moist, while plain nonfat yogurt makes them tender with a slight tang. Ingredients
    1 cup  oatmeal
    1 1/4 cups  flour
    1/2 cup  whole wheat flour
    3/4 cup  brown sugar
    2 teaspoons  baking powder
    2 teaspoons  salt
    1  egg
    3/4 cup  plain unsweetened yogurt, (or buttermilk)
    1 tablespoon  lime juice
    2 teaspoons  vanilla
    1/4 cup  vegetable oil
    1  very ripe banana
    1/3 cup  crushed pineapple
    1/4 cup  finely diced dried apricots
    1/2 cup  shredded coconut
    1/2 cup  golden raisins
    1 cup  chopped nuts, (brazil nuts, cashews, or almonds)

Cook Time: 25 minutes


Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Line muffin tins with papers.

In a large bowl, mix together the oats, flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, and salt.

In a separate bowl, mix together the mashed banana, crushed pineapple, oil, egg, lime juice, yogurt, and vanilla.

Add the apricots, coconut, raisins, and nuts to the dry ingredients.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and mix briefly. The batter will be lumpy.

Fill the muffin tins almost to the top.

Place in 450 degree oven, then close oven door and lower temperature to 350 degrees.

Bake 15 minutes, then check for doneness. If muffins still appear wet on top, bake 5 minutes more.

When the muffins are ready, the tops of the muffins should feel slightly springy when you touch them. Remove and let cook in pans 10 minutes, then remove and cool on a rack.

Make approximately 10 jumbo muffins, or 20 standard muffins.

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