As I was sifting through the recipes, I started narrowing them down to muffins as we needed to stock our empty freezer! I had wanted to make this recipe, Oat-Topped Fig Muffins, for some time now... but between the packing and moving I couldn't figure out where some of my untried recipes were at. Instead of trying to dice the sticky figs by hand, they are whizzed with the wet ingredients in the food processor. Be sure not to over-process this mixture as you want visible bits of figs coursing through each muffin. These are dense, but not heavy with a distinct fig aroma to them. To adorn the crowns of these moist and lightly sweet gems is a rich brown sugar and chewy oat streusel.
When Jeff took his first bite, he immediately said "Wow, these are sure figgy... how cool!" As a side note, we actually looked at a couple houses in a town called "Feagaville", pronouced "Figgyville" in Maryland... I wonder if they need an official "City Muffin"!
Oat-Topped Fig Muffins