Shirley's Plain Or Fresh Fruit Muffins

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"Muffins don't come any better than these :) If you want to make regular muffins, you can leave out the fresh fruit and just decrease the sugar as stated in the recipe. No Kiddin', these are great! I love mine with a nice hot cup of cocoa... Yum!"

Original recipe yields 12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (74.4 g)
  • Calories 166.7
  • Total Fat - 6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 19.8 mg
  • Sodium - 279.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 22 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.8 g
  • Sugars - 5.2 g
  • Protein - 6.1 g
  • Calcium - 124.1 mg
  • Iron - 0.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Step 2

Mix together first 4 ingredients.

Step 3

Cut in shortening, and mix well.

Step 4

Add the eggs and milk, mixing well.

Step 5

Fold in fresh diced fruit.

Step 6

Grease muffin tin, and drop by tablespoonfuls, filling each muffin cup half way with mix.

Step 7

Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Made these using fresh strawberries and rhubarb and they were delicious! I upped the sugar just a little and they were just sweet enough, as rhubarb is so tart. Loved everything about these muffins!

review by:
(13 Jul 2019)


Muffins don't get much better than these! I made mine using blueberries . They were so good with a big cup of Chai tea. Next up, Strawberry Muffins!

review by:
(5 Mar 2019)


I made these this morning and now they are all gone so making more and hopefully I will have one for myself. These are very good!

review by:
(19 Aug 2017)


A great hearty muffin! I used blueberries that I picked and they were delicious!

review by:
(16 Aug 2017)


These muffins are so good using the blueberries. I will try other fresh berries when I make them too, though these would be hard to beat!

review by:
(30 Jun 2017)


Very good muffins - we used raisins (not exactly fresh fruit, but good). We were able to get 16 muffins from this recipe that were very good and enjoyed by all. Thanks for sharing!

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(12 Jan 2015)