Tahini Muffins with Figs

[Photograph: Carrie Vasios]

These muffins have the nutty taste of sesame punctuated by pieces of sweet, chewy figs.

About the author: Carrie Vasios is the editor of Serious Eats: Sweets. She likes to peruse her large collection of cookbooks while eating jam from the jar. You can follow her on Twitter @carrievasios

Tahini Muffins with Figs

About This Recipe

Yield:makes 12 muffins
Active time:10 minutes
Total time:30 minutes
Special equipment:12 cup muffin tin, paper liners, whisk
This recipe appears in: Wake and Bake: Tahini Muffins with Figs


  • 1/2 cup chopped dried figs
  • Boiling water
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup tahini
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • Sesame seeds


  1. 1

    Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to 375°F. Line a 12 cup muffin tin with paper liners. Pour boiling water over figs and let stand for 10 minutes to soften, then drain.

  2. 2

    In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, oats, baking powder, and salt; set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together tahini, milk, and egg until smooth. Whisk in brown sugar. Add dry ingredients to bowl and stir until combined. Stir in figs.

  3. 3

    Fill muffin tins 3/4 full with batter. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top of each muffin. Bake until golden and a cake tester inserted into the middle of the muffin comes out clean, about 20 minutes.


Add a rating with your comment:

Comments can take up to a minute to appear - please be patient!

Previewing your comment: