Triple A Muffins

These muffins are made with two kinds of dried fruit and make a wonderful breakfast or snack muffin. I don't like long names for recipes, and the name of these muffins was originally Apricot and Apple Muffins with Almond Topping. I have shortened the name to simply Triple A Muffins in reference to the apples, apricots, and almonds. My recipe is adapted from the Perfect Cookies, Cupcakes, and Muffins cookbook.

Triple A Muffins
1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
1/2 cup chopped dried apple
1/2 cup orange juice
2 cups self-rising flour
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 teaspoon grated orange zest

1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/3 cup Demerara sugar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Prepare a standard 12 cup muffin pan by greasing or use paper liners. In a small bowl, combine the apricots, apple, and orange juice. Let the fruit soak in the orange juice at room temperature for 15 minutes. In a large bowl, combine the flour and brown sugar. In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, buttermilk, melted butter, and orange zest. Add the buttermilk mixture and the fruit mixture all at once to the flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin pan. For the topping, sprinkle the slivered almonds and the Demerara sugar over the muffin batter. Bake in preheated oven for 15 - 20 minutes, or until muffins test done. Cool the muffins in the pan for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to continue cooling.

You'll need both dried apricots and dried apples for this recipe.

Chop enough of each to equal 1/2 cup.

Soak the dried fruit in orange juice for 15 minutes.

These muffins are topped with slivered almonds and Demerara sugar.

Bake muffins for 15 - 20 minutes.

The recipe indicated it would make 12 standard muffins, but I had 14 muffins in my batch.

So whether you call these "Apricot and Apple Muffins with Almond Topping" or just "Triple A Muffins", these are seriously good muffins, no matter what their name.


  1. Wow! Look at these. So full of deliciousness!!! I wish I had one right now since I'm super hungry and these look perfect!

  2. I can never have enough muffin recipes to try, Anita! Thanks for sharing this one.

  3. Baking with buttermilk is the best. I always have good luck. Makes everything moist and yummy. I got a reply on the chicken and hash browns. a gal named Joan made them for NYeve and said they were a hit. Keep finding and posting those good recipes. Andi

  4. I had to stop by and see what the Triple A stood for! Sounds like a good combo. I like how the almonds look on the top.

  5. I love anything with Apricots and these muffins look awesome! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. I just love your blog.....so many great recipes...visiting you
    from Naptime Creations.

  7. Your muffins ALWAYS looks so good, Anita. These are really different and I'd love to try them. BTW, I finally made the Orange Balls and they were yummy! I accidentally mixed the coconut right in the mix instead of leaving it out to roll the balls in. LOL! They tasted great but next time I will do it the right way :-).