Apricot-Sesame Surprise Muffins

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Makes: 12

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 625 mL
  • 3/4 cup sugar 175 mL
  • 2 tsp baking powder 10 mL
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda 2 mL
  • 1/4 tsp salt 1 mL
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon or dry ginger 5 mL
  • 1 egg 0
  • 1 cup buttermilk 250 mL
  • 1/2 cup canola oil 125 mL
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds 60 mL
  • 1/4 cup apricot jam 60 mL
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar, sifted 125 mL
  • 1 tbsp milk 15 mL

Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease or line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners. In large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spice. In a separate bowl, whisk together egg, buttermilk and oil. Pour wet ingredients and sesame seeds into flour mixture; stir until just combined.

  • Step 2

    Evenly spoon half the batter into the muffin tins. Add 1 tsp (5 mL) apricot jam into each tin, then top with remaining batter.

  • Step 3

    Bake on middle rack of oven until tops are firm to the touch, about 20 min. Cool in tin 5 min. then transfer muffins to rack to cool completely.

  • Step 4

    While muffins are cooling, in small bowl, mix together icing sugar and milk until smooth. Drizzle on muffins. Allow a few minutes for icing to set. Store muffins in airtight container up to 2 days or wrap individually and freeze up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition Description Per serving (1/12 of the recipe)
  • Calories 240
  • Fat 10 g
  • Saturated Fat 1 g
  • Carbs 34 g
  • Protein 4 g
  • Cholesterol 15 mg
  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 160 mg