In the kitchen: White Chocolate Apricot Ginger Muffins

I admit it: I was one of those little girls who had an Easy-Bake Oven. 

My only defense was that it was a gift. Overnight I went from picking worms out of the crick with the boys to making them quickbreads and cakes. Then I got older, and fatter (and more ashamed of my willingness to adopt antiquated gender roles), and gave up all those lovely treats. No bread, no muffins, no cake- except on birthdays. Bye-bye Easy-Bake goodness.

Meh. Never liked muffins much anyway, I told myself. They’re crumbly and dull, the sad cousin of the glamourous cupcake. Like white chocolate is the sad sack sister of milk or dark.

But then I found this recipe- low sugar, high flavor (hello there, ginger), and all of the ingredients were in my cupboards. And the taste- so good!

Feel like playing Susie Homemaker on a Sunday night? Store the muffins in an airtight container, and the little cakelets will be a moist delicious treat to share with coworkers on Monday morning (because eating them all yourself would be a bad thing).

White Chocolate Apricot Ginger Muffins
The original is on myrecipes.
1 3/4 c flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 heaping T minced crystallized ginger
1 1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
2 oz. white chocolate chips finely chopped
3/4 c low fat milk
3 T butter melted
1 egg lightly beaten
scant 1 cup apricot preserves

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. In a medium size bowl, combine dry ingredients, ginger and chocolate. Whisk until combined.
  3. Make a well in the dry mixture and pour in butter, milk and egg. Stirl well with whisk until just moist.
  4. Add apricot preserves and stir well until dry ingredients incorporated.
  5. Spoon batter into muffin cups. Filling cups 3/4 full will yield 14 muffins.
  6. Bake for 22 minutes or until muffins spring back when touched. Cool on wire rack.
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2 responses to “In the kitchen: White Chocolate Apricot Ginger Muffins

  1. >You do realize that finding this blog has given me one more reason to love you, don't you?? Muffins & tom khaa? Oh yeah – I am happy now!!! Thank you for sharing!! (By the way, this is Divamanda23 from LJ)

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