It was a new experience, but also one that will keep on giving for some time. The Cupits went to a friend's house to help them harvest their daily supply of figs. The family walked away with enough figs to experiment with several recipes. Find the first delicious muffin recipe below. Thanks to Gayle Smith for providing a recipe that even picky little eaters will enjoy!
1/3 Cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup quick cooking oats, uncooked
2 Tbsp finely chopped walnuts
1 Tbsp margarine (or butter)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Combine these first five ingredients in a bowl; stir well, and set aside.
1 1/5 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup quick oats (I used flax meal instead)
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
Combine flour, oats, and next five ingredients in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture.
1 1/2 cups chopped fresh figs (3/4 pound)
1 cup nonfat buttermilk
3 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg lightly beaten
Combine figs and next 4 ingredients; stir well.
Add to flour mixture, stirring just until moistened.
Divide batter evenly among 18 muffin cups coated with cooking spray, and sprinkle oat mixture evenly over muffins.
Bake at 400 for 22 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
Remove muffins from pans immediately, and let cool on a wire rack.