Packed with fresh fruit and nuts, and delicately spiced with cinnamon, these homemade apricot and pecan muffins are lower in fat and sugar than bought muffins, and contain no trans fats or preservatives.
Blueberries, strawberries, peaches or nectarines can also be used, but the fruit must not be too ripe and mushy or it will make the muffin mixture too wet.
Health experts regularly recommend that we increase the amount of fibre in our diet. This recipe shows an easy way to achieve this – substitute 2 or 3 tablespoons of wheat bran for some of the flour in your favourite recipe. And try to include fruits or nuts in your baking which boost both soluble and insoluble fibre – good for digestion and controlling blood sugar levels.