Beginner Cook - Medium Cooking Time - Baked Good - Vegetarian
While this recipe isn't particularly Greek, I wanted to share it after telling the tale of our plums in my latest garden post. Muffins and breads are a perfect way to enjoy fruit that is damaged or overly ripe. Another reason this recipe is so great, is its margin for error. While I can hold my own with savory dishes, I am a lousy baker. Mostly, because I tend to over bake things. Thankfully, this type of muffin/bread usually turns out well even for those like me who are baking-challenged. This recipe's flexibility is another plus. There are endless variations for preparing it; in fact, in the spirit of using ingredients associated with traditional Greek cooking (and possibly making the recipe even healthier), I opted to use olive oil instead of canola oil and honey in place of sugar. Want to add nuts? Prefer to use blueberries, carrots, or apples instead of plums? One might call this recipe the sweet version of the "kitchen sink", where you throw in whatever you have on hand. And so, this is how what looked like unappetizing fruit in our yard turned into a tasty baked treat.
Ingredients (yields 12 muffins)
Time - 48 minutes