I hate seeing fruit go to waste.  It never seems like we can buy the right amount, either the kids devour it way before the next shopping day, or it’s left to molder in the fruit baskets and crisper drawers. My solution to the latter problem has been to snatch up fruit before it starts to turn and throw it into baking, smoothies or the freezer.  Sometimes if I have a lot of something I’ll dehydrate it into healthy snacks.  But if it’s just a couple of apples or a 1/2 pint of blueberries or something it generally gets tossed into these delicious muffins!  Pretty much any fruit will do, just make sure you flour it first.

Falling Day’s Fruit Muffins


  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2/3 cup yogurt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
    2 1/4 baking powder
  • little less than 1/2 cup chopped figs
  • 1-2 chopped prunes
  • 1 cup chopped fruit

    Always good to have a helping hand!



  1. Preheat oven to 350F and grease your muffin tins
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, sugar and vanilla
  3. Add in the vanilla and yogurt, mix well
  4. In a separate bowl, sift your all purpose flour, then combine with salt and baking powder
  5. In a different bowl, roll your chopped fruit in flour to dust2016-07-25 15.37.50
  6. Fold dry mix into wet mixture and stir with a spatula until just combined (should be lumpy)
  7. Fold in your figs, prunes and dusted fruit
  8. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups
  9. Bake for about 25 minutes until done2016-07-25 16.03.46

Be sure to check out my tips for successful muffing baking: Muffin Tips

And these other awesome muffin recipes:

Raisin Banana Muffins

Cherry Almond Muffins