Tuesday, February 16, 2010

WFMW-Muffin Baking!/Day #19: Yogurt Spice Muffins

So, Kristen over at the amazing, inspiring, hilarious blog, "We Are That Family" hosts a weekly "Works For Me Wednesday" www.wearethatfamily.com

and today I decided that I would join-so exciting! So, what works for me...Muffins work for me! Making 100 muffins in 100 days works for me for so many reasons-it gives me an excuse to indulge in my passion for baking. It allows me to have daily food gifts for friends, neighbors, casual aquaintances, and the random unexpectant recipient. I love giving gifts! And, it allows me to have fun in the kitchen with my precious toddler. How I love him, and how he loves "helping" mommy by putting the cupcake liners in the pans and licking the spoons and bowls :-).

If you are new to my Blog-Welcome! I am so happy to have you visit. You can read my original post regarding the 100 muffins in 100 days (Julie & Julia "Christina" style) here: http://butterflykissesntastydishes.blogspot.com/2010/01/julie-julia-christina-style-100-muffins.html If you love yummy baked goods, then be sure and subscribe in the box on the right to receive my blog updates via email.

Today's muffin is a Yogurt Spice. I changed it up a little by substituting Vanilla yogurt for the plain yogurt to give it more flavor. Also, the recipe called for apple pie spice, but I used pumpkin pie spice instead. It calls for 1/2 cup of mixed dried fruit, but I used raisins. Any dried fruit would work-I bet cranberries would taste yummy. If a three-year old's opinion is to be taken into consideration, then let me just say that these muffins were pretty awesome. My son devoured an entire muffin and said "thank you, mommy, for my fuffin!" :-)!

Tomorrow's Muffin: Cranberry and Almond

I pray your day is full of joy and that you are "delighting" yourself :-)!

"Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart."

Psalm 37:4

Yogurt Spice Muffins


1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
Heaping ½ cup superfine sugar
Heaping 1/2 cup dried fruit (I used raisins)
4 teaspoons apple pie spice
1 cup lowfat yogurt (I used Dannon Vanilla)
2 large eggs
6 tbsp canola oil

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Farenheit. Grease a 12 cup muffin pan or line with 12muffin pan liners. Sift together whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and apple pie spice in a large bowl. Stir in the sugar and dried fruit. Lightly beat the eggs in a large bowl, then beat in the yogurt and oil. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the beaten liquid ingredients. Stir gently until just combined; do not overmix. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin pan. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes, until well risen, golden brown, and firm to the touch. Let the muffins cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely.


  1. Yeah!!! I can't wait to try some of these!!!

  2. Your muffins look incredible. You got a new follower here :)

  3. Yay! So glad you finally posted on WFMW!! People need to know you!! I tweet about you all the time!!