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Five Unique Fresh Fruit Muffin Recipes

Lemon Yogurt Blueberry Muffins

I’ve been doing a lot of baking over the past few months. Recently I’ve been on a muffin kick. I love them because they’re easy to make and stay fresh for days. A great way to use fresh seasonal fruit, too.

We can’t talk muffins without sharing a blueberry muffin recipe. Sheila Nakata’s (Maple Valley, WA) Lemon Yogurt Blueberry Muffins are a favorite in my house.

“These are moist and delicious,” reveals Sheila. “This recipe uses less sugar and gets its sweetness from the blueberries. My family just can’t eat one!”

Easy to throw together, these are great for breakfast or a snack. You’ll never buy a boxed muffin mix again after you try this recipe. These muffins are moist, delicious, and have a slight lemon flavor that pairs well with the fresh blueberries. They’re not overly sweet so the blueberry flavor shines brightly.

If you like lemon, another muffin to try is Brenda Andrews’ (Bakersfield, CA) Lite Sunny Lemon-Raspberry Muffins.

“This zingy and sweet muffin is the perfect way to start the day,” thinks Brenda. “I bake these with my daughters and the raspberry drizzle was my 17-year-olds idea!”

Oh, that raspberry drizzle. It’s the perfect sweet and tart final touch. If you love lemon and raspberry, these are for you. This is a bran muffin with lighter ingredients and big flavors. The muffin is moist and dense like a bran muffin but pops of lemon and raspberry. Great alongside morning coffee.

Banana bread has been a staple in everyone’s kitchen lately. Why not switch things up and make Jelean Dokos’ (Layton, UT) Banana Muffins?!

“This recipe makes the most flavorful, moist banana muffins I have ever eaten,” shares Jelean. “I like to keep ripe bananas in Ziploc bags in the freezer so I can make a batch whenever I get the urge to. These muffins also freeze very well.”

Tender, light, and fluffy, this is a flavorful banana muffin; not dense like banana bread. It’s a great base recipe if you want to incorporate other add-ins like chocolate chips or nuts.

Dana Hayden’s (Poulsbo, WA) Brown Sugar Blackberry Muffins are simple to prepare and taste of summer.

“Here is my impromptu recipe using the blackberries I picked and froze last August using ingredients we had on hand,” explains Dana. Each bite of this muffin is full of blackberries. Not overly sweet, they’re soft, fluffy, and just melt in your mouth.

Cheryl Culver (Coyle, OK) shared her recipe for Cinnamon Streusel Apple Cider Muffins that always disappear fast in my house.

“These are yummy and easy to make and they look so tasty, mix some up for breakfast or snacks,” says Cheryl. The streusel topping is what turns this from a good apple muffin recipe to a great apple muffin.

The muffin itself is moist with a very mild flavor from the apples. But that streusel… oh my. Full of cinnamon, it bakes to a nice sugary crunch and complements the apple flavors in the muffin. Just delicious!

If you’ve also been bitten by the baking bug, give one of these Blue Ribbon recipes a try. Muffins are a great way to have kids help in the kitchen (maybe sneak a math lesson in there too when measuring ingredients). Happy Pinching!