I watched a program about beekeeping, and despite knowing I’d be too much of a wimp at the thought of getting stung; harvesting one’s own honey is still something to dream about doing at home.
That was the initial inspiration of these muffins, something with honey, and after doing some searching I ran across this recipe for honey, goat cheese, and fig muffins here.
I had to change things around as the original recipe didn’t completely fit my needs. Mainly the issue was these muffins were supposed to have a chunk of goat cheese in the middle, but the thought of meticulously placing crumbles into each mini muffin sounded tiresome.
Start with preheating the oven at 350°F.
Combine the wet ingredients, initially with the first two ingredients, and then stir in the subsequent items.
2 large eggs
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
1 cup milk
1/3 cup canola oil
3/4 cup crumbled soft goat cheese
Then combine the dry ingredients in a separate bowl:
2 cups white whole-wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
Stir together the wet and dry ingredients, until just barely combined, then stir in 1 1/4 cups chopped dried figs.
Bake for 13-15 minutes, and share with friends!