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Apricot-Walnut Muffins


Serves: 12
Total Calories: 2,336.667

Ingredients

QUART-SIZE JAR INGREDIENTS
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup chopped dried apricot
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS
1 cup milk
1/4 cup melted butter , slightly cooled
1 egg , slightly beaten

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Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.

2. Place all of the jar ingredients in a medium-sized bowl, and stir until well combined. Set aside.

3. Place the milk, butter, and egg in a large bowl, and cream with a whisk, fork, or an electric mixer set on low speed.

4. Add the dry ingredients to the milk mixture, and stir with a wooden spoon until just mixed. Do not overstir.

5. Spoon the batter into greased or papered muffin tins. Fill each cup about two-thirds full.

6. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Allow to cool for 10 minutes in the tin. Then remove the muffins and cool completely on a wire rack. 7. Serve immediately, or store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

CREATING THE JAR
1. Wash and thoroughly dry a 1-quart wide-mouth canning jar.

2. Layer the ingredients in the jar as shown below, pressing each layer firmly with a flat-bottomed object, such as a tart tamper or the bottom of a narrow glass, after each addition. Make the layers as level as possible.

TOP of the jar
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup oatmeal
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
BOTTOM of the jar

3. Secure the lid, and decorate as desired (see The Basics: 06-Creating the Jars DECORATING THE JAR). Attach the instructions for making the muffins found in the Gift Jar Tags chapter.

From "The Mason Jar Soup to Nuts Cookbook." Copyright 2004 by Lonnette Parks. Used with permission of the publisher, Square One Publishers. All Rights Reserved.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 12
Total Calories: 2,336.667
Calories from Fat: 761.667

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