Fig Buttermilk Muffins

Fig Buttermilk Muffins are an easy recipe for whole wheat muffins made delicious with buttermilk, figs and a touch of honey using honey granules, and topped with a buttery, oatmeal streusel. So good!

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I can’t remember the last time I baked anything that disappeared as quickly as these Fig Buttermilk Muffins. My entire family adored them, and really…what’s not to love! Fig Buttermilk Muffins are studded with soft, dried figs that have that signature slight crunch that only figs have.  

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The buttermilk yields a tender crumb with a little bit of tang, which is always so delicious in any baked goods. These muffins are made with whole wheat flour for a little added nutrition. They are topped with a simple buttery oatmeal streusel topping sprinkled over the tops before baking, which not only tastes incredible, but gives these Fig Buttermilk Muffins that pretty, bakery look.

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As if that was not enough, there is also a wonderful hint of honey from using Tate+Lyle® Honey Granules for the sugar. Tate+Lyle Honey Granules is a free-flowing blend of pure cane sugar and honey. It’s a deliciously sweet and easy way to add honey flavor without the honey mess.

Honey Granules can be used in many different types of baked good recipes as a substitute for either some or all of the granulated sugar called for in the recipe and will add a touch of exquisite honey flavor.  Figs and honey are one of those classic combination that are so delicious together, the Honey Granules made a wonderful sweetener for the Fig Buttermilk Muffins.

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Fig Buttermilk Muffins
Yields: 12 muffins
  • 2½ cups whole wheat pastry flour (or all purpose flour)
  • ½ cup sugar (I used Tate+Lyle® Honey Granules)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1½ cups buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1½ cups chopped dried figs
  • ¼ cup sugar (I used Tate+Lyle® Honey Granules)
  • ¼ cup quick oats
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  1. Preheat oven to 400F degrees. Spray 12-cup muffin tin with baking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk buttermilk, oil, vanilla and egg until combined.
  4. Add buttermilk mixture to flour mixture, folding to combine. Fold in figs.
  5. Divide batter evenly among prepare muffin cups.
  6. Prepare topping: In a small bowl, stir sugar, oats and butter until combined. Sprinkle over muffin batter.
  7. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.

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  1. You are so right…what’s not to love?! These muffins look amazing! I love figs and cannot wait to try this recipe. Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

  2. I love figs!!! And I love baking with honey–so I can’t wait to try out Tate and Lyle granules and these muffins! Pinned!

  3. Wow, who would have thought that fig muffins were going to be the ones that disappears so quickly! I love hearing that, especially sine I love figs. And I love them paired with the flavor of honey too.

  4. This looks like the perfect autumn cold weather muffin! I am going to pass this along to my husband and tell him to get busy in the kitchen. He won’t mind. I think our boys will love these too. Thank you!

  5. These look great! Wish I had one to go with my coffee!

  6. Woah honey granules!??? Why have I never heard of these!!! YES!

  7. I love figs so this is right up my alley. Perfect for those busy mornings, which let’s be honest, is every morning these days.

    I’ve ever seen these honey granules. I need to scope out my store next time I’m in there.

  8. These honey granules are such a cool idea! Love these muffins and can totally see why they disappeared so quickly!

  9. I LOVE having a muffin to start teh day. I think I love the idea even more when you throw in figs and honey 😉