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Fruit Muffins Recipe
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Fruit Muffins

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"This is a basic fruit muffin recipe. I use chopped apples, but 1 cup of any type fruit may be added to make a quick and easy batch of fruit muffins."

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Original recipe makes 12 muffins Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease 12 muffin cups.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, cream together sugar and shortening. Stir the flour mixture into the sugar mixture alternately with the milk. Fold in the fruit. Pour batter into prepared muffin pans.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 18, 2006

I made it with half whole wheat flour, half brown sugar, and added some ground cinnamon and cloves, and they were really tasty! I also left the skins on the apples.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 04, 2006

This is a good base recipe. Made as is, it is pretty bland. Just add some spices and more fruit (and maybe sugar) and then it's yummy.

Jun 24, 2008

Pretty good basic recipe. I needed a muffin recipe that didn't use eggs so I was glad to find this one. I did add some vanilla and I used mandarin oranges for the fruit (that's what I had on hand). I just used an individual one-cup size of the oranges. I drained the juice into measuring cup and then added milk to make the 1 cup of liquid. My husband really liked his vanilla muffin (he got the one the last one scraped from the bowl and didn't get any mandarin oranges). I definitely liked the added vanilla with the mandarin oranges but probably would add cinnamon instead if I made apple muffins.

May 04, 2012

These muffins turned out great for me! I used frozen fruit in place of the apple with excellent results. I made 4 different flavors with this one recipe... blueberry (1 cup), blackberry and raspberry (1/2 cup each) and strawberry (i added 1/2 cup mashed berries to batter and pressed one berry into each cup before baking. ) Also made chocolate chip. Very pleased with this recipe!

Oct 07, 2010

I make these often with different kinds of fruit. I use 1/4 c. br. sugar and 1/4 c. splenda, also add 2 eggs because batter is so thick. I have made blueberry, peach, rhubarb, pear, raspberry and pineapple with coconut. They all were really good.

May 03, 2010

Perfect base recipe!!! Exactly what I have been searching for! I made mine with strawberry preserves & a tiny bit of lemon extract & they are almost like cupcakes! Would be amazing with a cream cheese frosting/glaze drizzled over it. THANKS!!!

Oct 19, 2010

Great muffins! I needed something to make this morning and they worked out great! I added the two eggs per someone's suggestion and made a crumble on top with sugar, cinnamon, and oats. They rise up beautifully, too.

Nov 05, 2011

I make these all the time and with any kind of fruit I currently have, and everytime they have been delicious!


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  • Calories
  • 162 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 26.9 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 4.9 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 196 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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