. fig and goat cheese honey muffins .

by Amanda @ .running with spoons. on September 23, 2013

Welcome to the first Monday of FALLYippee!

Autumn Scents

I promise to tone down the fall-inspired giddiness in a couple of days (weeks?), but I’m afraid you’ll just have to bare with me until then. This is by far my favourite time of the year, and I plan on milking it for all it’s worth. That and I’ll use pretty much any excuse to get ridiculously excited and bust out the happy dance :mrgreen:

But seriously, what’s not to love?! The sights, the sounds, the smells… the feelings, the fashion, the FOOD…

Fall Muffins

Oh, the food… We’re not even going to talk about the thing I’ve got going on with kabocha right now – I like to maintain at least a certain level of dignity, and opening up about my squash obsession would not do me any favours. Instead we’re going to talk about figs [and goat cheese, and muffins], and how the combination of those three things turns into something magical.

Figgy Muffin Top

I know it sounds like a bit of an odd combination, but here’s how it all came into being… I was browsing the blog world like always –> I came across a handful of fig and goat cheese recipes –> I was intrigued –> I remembered I don’t like fresh figs –> I remembered I do like dried ones –> I didn’t think dried figs would work on pizza or in salad –> I wanted something doughy –> I felt like baking –> I figured I should step away from the pumpkin –> Lightbulb!

Fig and Goat Cheese Muffins

. fig and goat cheese honey muffins .
 
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Yields: 12 muffins
Ingredients
  • 4 oz. soft goat cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. grated orange zest
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup applesauce
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 6 oz. dried figs, chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425ºF and lightly oil a muffin tray, or line it with 12 paper/silicone liners.
  2. In a small bowl, prepare the filling by combining goat cheese, honey, and orange zest. Stir until fully combined and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  4. In a medium sized bowl, combine egg, oil, applesauce, honey, and Greek yogurt. Stir until fully combined.
  5. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until just combined; do not overmix. Fold in figs.
  6. With a spoon, spoon batter into muffin tins until about halfway full. Add 1 tsp. filling to each tin, and cover with more muffin batter. Make sure the cheese filling is fully covered.
  7. Bake muffins for 12-15 minutes, or until the edges start to brown.
  8. When finished, allow to cool for about 5 minutes before removing from the muffin tin and allowing to cool completely on a wire rack.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 muffin

Figgy Muffin Tops

A few things worth mentioning. First, these muffins are wonderfully doughy – they have a consistency akin to that of a sticky bun and feel almost like a bread as opposed to a muffin…

Bun-Like Figgy Muffins

Doughy Fig and Goat Cheese Muffin

The dough itself tastes faintly of honey and is only subtly sweet, complimenting the natural sweetness of the figs and making it stand out that much more. The saltiness of the goat cheese enhances that sweetness even further, while simultaneously doing what cheese does best – making things ooey, gooey, and all-together delicious. But don’t take my word for it – give these a try the next time the baking bug bites. It is, after all, the perfect season for that :D

Cheesy Muffin Top

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What’s your favourite fall flavour? Spice: cinnamon, food: kabocha.
What’s one thing you really want to do this fall? Go apple picking and see the mountains.

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1 Elizabeth@myneonrunningshoes September 23, 2013 at 6:02 am

Magical is the perfect word. I can’t wait to try these!!!
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2 Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers September 23, 2013 at 6:03 am

Oooooo these look so yummy! I really like the pairing of honey, goat cheese, and fig. It’s such a great combo of flavors. I think apple might be my favorite fall flavor, but pumpkin, cinnamon, and a few others are still big winners.
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3 Amanda @ .running with spoons. September 23, 2013 at 10:29 am

Confession: up until a couple of years ago, I didn’t even know that apple was a fall flavour… I just thought it was one of those year long foods like bananas and oranges.

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4 Lisa September 23, 2013 at 6:04 am

So excited about Fall finally being here.
These look absolutely amazing! Um, yum!
I would have never thought of that combo.
I think my favorite Fall flavour would have to be kabocha, pumpkin, and cinnamon (I couldn’t choose just one).
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5 Amanda @ .running with spoons. September 23, 2013 at 10:30 am

Cheater :P But I’m with ya… there are too many good flavours to choose just one.

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6 Ksenija @ Health Ninja September 23, 2013 at 6:10 am

Oh my, these muffins look like the-fall-treat! I do love soft goats cheese big time and figs go always great with it. Hope I’ll find some good soft goat cheese soon so I can try them. Yum!
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7 elise September 23, 2013 at 6:10 am

First of all, you do NOT have to explain your excited-ness over fall! It’s 100% acceptable and I am right there with you. This is my absolute favorite time of the year, too. Ahh so excited!

And ahh that recipe looks so interesting! I would not have thought to ever make a muffin recipe like this but upon further inspection, it looks so tasty! Thanks for the share! :)

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8 Khushboo September 23, 2013 at 6:12 am

OMG you nailed it with this recipe…these sound SO delicious (and innovative), Amanda! It almost reminds me of this spectacular “Goat Cheese & Honey” cheesecake I ate a few years ago which was all kinds of amazing! Let’s go apple picking together? It’s definitely on my fall bucket list…or would be if fall existed in Mumbai! I can only imagine how delicious applesauce from freshly picked apples would taste! As for favorite flavors, it’s a combo of cinnamon-anything, apples & plenty of butternut squash!
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9 Amanda @ .running with spoons. September 23, 2013 at 10:31 am

If it makes you feel any better, we only really get a few weeks of good fall weather around here. After that, all the trees lose their leaves and the snow starts threatening to show. But those couple of weeks? Pure bliss ;)

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10 Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat September 23, 2013 at 6:33 am

I LOVE this muffin recipe! What a fabulous combination! Fig, goat cheese and honey happen to be a few of my favorite things!

My favorite fall flavors are cinnamon and pumpkin. :-)
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11 Liz (formerly VeggieGirl) September 23, 2013 at 6:38 am

AMAZING muffins – can’t beat succulent dried figs mixed with tangy goat cheese.

Favorite flavor of fall = cinnamon (I always associate it with fall for some reason). This fall I want to rake leaves.

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12 Hollie September 23, 2013 at 6:40 am

This recipe is perfect. Goat cheese is my favorite type of cheese and I could honestly eat that with everything. I’m glad you made this recipe and in my funemployment it is one I’ll be making.
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13 Alex @ Kenzie Life September 23, 2013 at 6:48 am

These look decadent and so classy, Amanda! I bet these would be amazing as party food! Way to go! My favorite fall flavor is a combination of apples and cinnamon, which to me is just pure comfort! One thing I want to do this fall is go see the aspen leaves change in Aspen (I live about four hours away and I used to do that in high school–drive up and stay for a weekend, but I at least want to go for a day this fall!) oh and sit by a fire and play games/watch movies.
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14 Amanda @ .running with spoons. September 23, 2013 at 10:33 am

Seeing the mountains in fall has been something that I’ve wanted to do forever! I live about a 3 hour drive away, and although I’ve seen them plenty in the summer and winter, never in the fall. I bet they must be absolutely breathtaking.

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15 Alex @ Kenzie Life September 24, 2013 at 6:46 am

They are! And I’d say totally worth it if you can find the time to go see them! They also make for the most beautiful pictures :)
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16 Amy @ The Little Honey Bee September 23, 2013 at 6:50 am

Love this flavor combo! They look so fluffy. My fave fall spice is also cinnamon… I put that shi*t on everything!
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17 Beth @ Mangoes and Miles September 23, 2013 at 6:51 am

No need to tone down the fall giddiness! As soon as Halloween’s over, that’s my cue to start the Christmas giddiness, so I daresay a little for fall never hurt anyone. :) I’ve actually never had figs, fresh or dried…therefore you should send some of these my way so I can get the full experience, yes? ;)
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18 Jo @ Living Mint Green September 23, 2013 at 6:56 am

Be still my heart. Figs, goat cheese & honey = deadly combo. Well done, friend.

Fav fall flavours are cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, butternut/kabocha squash and apples. As far as I know, we don’t have apple picking down south. The only tree I know of is in Courts Moms backyard and I have major applesauce plans coming up. Can’t wait!
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19 Amanda @ .running with spoons. September 23, 2013 at 10:35 am

I’m not even sure we have a good apple picking season up here… My parents have a tree, but theirs is all sorts of sour :cry: Fun to pick, not fun to eat. BUT! I’m headed to BC this week, so I hope to gorge myself on fruit while I’m there.

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20 Parita @ myinnershakti September 23, 2013 at 6:57 am

I knew I had to have these the moment I saw a picture pop up on your IG! Will definitely be making these soon!

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21 Miss Polkadot September 23, 2013 at 7:03 am

Don’t stop the fall giddiness any time soon – I’ll need it once the days get darker and I’m finding myself longing for summer again!
Even though I already did it this weekend I want to go on more hikes/walks in the woods in fall. That and the lazy version of apple picking at my parents’ garden, collecting beautiful leaves and chestnuts to decorate my apartment plus lots of tea dates with friends would be on my fall bucket list.
I’d have to steal your favourite spice and food so I’ll add apples in here, too. It’s insane how fast I go through cinnamon … I just bought a new package and will try to keep track of how long it lasts me. I’m admittedly a little afraid of the result ;)
Happy Monday, Amanda!
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22 meredith September 23, 2013 at 7:08 am

I love butternut squash, sweet potatoes and apples…while I eat them year round, the squash is definitely best this time of year..oh, and I can’t wait to make my chocolate covered caramel apples!
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23 Kelly @ Kelly Runs for Food September 23, 2013 at 7:09 am

Oh my gosh these look awesome! No need to tone down the fall obsession, we’re all right there with you! I got giddy yesterday putting on my tall boots for the first time this season!
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24 Amanda @ .running with spoons. September 23, 2013 at 10:41 am

I still haven’t brought the boots out of hiding, but I can.not.WAIT. Dressing in the fall is so much easier than dressing in the summer. You don’t have to worry about being too hot outside and too cold inside (silly AC).

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25 Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com September 23, 2013 at 7:22 am

These muffins look insanely delish! What a brilliant idea to combine these two flavors in -a muffin!!!!
Brilliant!
Oh – and I love that there’s no refined sugar in your recipe :)
Fav Fall Flavor would be – pumpkin, I got some pumpkin butter from Trader Joes thats just off the wall good!
And fall season for me means corn mazes! Oh yeah!
Happy Monday Lady!
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26 Ang @ Nutty for Life September 23, 2013 at 7:27 am

I need that sad crying emoji right now. I can’t find figs. Anywhere. It’s a travesty and now I can’t make these muffins. *crying* *pounding fist on kitchen counter*
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27 Sarah @ The Bookshelf Pirate September 23, 2013 at 7:28 am

These sound a-bloody-mazing! I’m with you on Team Dried Figs. (Yesterday I actually had the most delicious fresh fig dipped in chocolate at a restaurant, but whenever I buy some for myself they’re expensive but rather flavorless. Bad luck.) They’re my favorite travel snack, because they’re like fig newtons (which I can’t eat anymore) but without the boring cookie bit!

Do you think I could make these gorgeous muffins with tofu instead of goat’s cheese? I don’t do most dairy products, but I love love love the flavor combo you’ve got going here. I’d already have to sub g/f flour, so maybe I’ll just tinker with the ingredients and see how it goes. Gotta say, I’m super excited that you called them “doughy” because I haven’t had a treat which could be described with that particular lovely adjective in way too long. I guess my baking got lazy. Thanks for the recipe!
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28 Amanda @ .running with spoons. September 23, 2013 at 10:43 am

I hear ya on the fresh figs – always disappointing :( And I imagine you could sub in tofu, but you’d be missing out on the tang :? Even without the cheese, though, the the muffins themselves are super delicious, especially if you’re in the mood for a doughy treat :) And I just used waaaay too many smilies in this comment :shock:

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29 Ashley @ Life and Fitness September 23, 2013 at 7:31 am

My favorite fall spice is apple pie spice. I love baking once the cooler weather gets here. And it makes the whole house smell wonderful!
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30 Danielle September 23, 2013 at 7:34 am

These look amazing! Goat cheese is my all time favorite too and I love a muffin. You are a genius :)
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31 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles September 23, 2013 at 7:51 am

So first of all, your thought process is hilarious. And basically sounds like the way that my brain works.
Second, these look amazing! Goat cheese + honey is an amazing combination, and then you throw dried figs in there? Amazing. I’d agree with your favourite fall spice, and flavour…kabocha may be winning out for me too…although pumpkin makes me pretty happy, too.
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32 Amanda @ .running with spoons. September 23, 2013 at 10:48 am

I was going to say pumpkin, buuuuuut I’ve never actually tried roasting one, and that’s become my favourite way to eat these squashes. Can you do that?! I mean… probably. Heck, I used to think squashes were just for decoration… but in my mind, pumpkins are just for carving :lol:

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33 Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl September 23, 2013 at 7:55 am

I love the looks of this recipe!! Now I need to go back to the store for goat cheese and dried figs! I’m so excited about Fall too. My favorite flavor is pumpkin spice and food would have to be a sweet potato chili or soup.
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34 Ashlee@HisnHers September 23, 2013 at 8:16 am

Oh wow these look amazing! I’ve always been intimidated to try cooking with figs, but this might be the recipe to make me try it out!

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35 Ashley @ Eat Run Live Happy September 23, 2013 at 8:23 am

holy moly these look great!
It was funny when my boyfriend work up this morning he looked at me and said, It’s fall!
Like a kid on Christmas… only fall. He’s ready to decorate for halloween
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36 Angela @ Health's Angel September 23, 2013 at 8:28 am

These sound really, really good- and so creative and different too! My mouth is watering. I think I’ve only had figs once. On pizza, maybe? I can’t remember haha.
This fall I want to go to a local farm and get delicious produce and some little pumpkins to decorate my apartment!
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37 Amanda @ .running with spoons. September 23, 2013 at 10:51 am

EeeEE! I can’t wait to pick up some teeny, tiny pumpkins. I would have gotten some already, but I was worried they wouldn’t last until Halloween.

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38 Davida @ The Healthy Maven September 23, 2013 at 8:42 am

YES PLEASE!!! These look amazing! I’m thinking they will be a huge hit at my next brunch potluck!
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39 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl September 23, 2013 at 8:53 am

These sound heavenly!!

My favorite fall flavor is definitely pumpkin…especially when mixed with AB!!
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40 Lauren September 23, 2013 at 9:34 am

Pumpkin everythinnnnng! I always love cinnamon no matter what season it is, so I can’t say I can count it! I really, really want to go apple picking this fall too! Or go to a fall festival with fresh apple cider and pumpkins and everything cute while wearing a big sweater, boots, and gloves! :D Squeeeeel! I just love this weather.

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41 Nicole @ FruitnFitness September 23, 2013 at 9:43 am

I have been waiting for this recipe since you teased us with it last week! These sound so good! I love everything about fall with all the colors, foods, pumpkin, hot tea, warm blankets. I mean it’s just such a comforting season and fig muffins will fit into the season perfectly.
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42 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table September 23, 2013 at 9:59 am

These just LOOK goat cheese-creamy decadent. Can’t wait to try them!!

Favorite fall spice is cinnamon… but that’s my favorite any time spice. SO if I have to choose another… smoked paprika because it’s like chili.
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43 Amanda @ .running with spoons. September 23, 2013 at 10:52 am

I honestly couldn’t imagine not eating cinnamon year-round, but it is technically a fall flavour ;)

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44 Sloane@StrengthinFreedom September 23, 2013 at 10:46 am

I gotta make these. As much as I love all things pumpkin and kabocha, a little change is good this time of year! LOVE the idea of turning these flavors into muffins!! Thanks for sharing lovely!
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45 morgan September 23, 2013 at 11:13 am

favorite fall flavor- toss up between a nice ripe kabocha squash & cardamon spice (usually I just eat them together!) and this fall I am doing some serious berry picking. I have amassed about 4 gallons of wild cranberries so far but the 5 hours of squatting took a toll on my knees so I don’t know how much more of that I will do :) it is SO going to be worth it to have Alaskan cranberries all winter though!

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46 Caitlin September 23, 2013 at 11:39 am

I have been salivating over that pic on instagram all weekend! Thank you for finally posting the recipe so I can try them! Totally agree with you about figs, too: fresh are eh, dried are delicious!
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47 Jemma September 23, 2013 at 12:02 pm

You can never go wrong with figs and goats cheese, such a classic!
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48 Sara @ fitcupcaker September 23, 2013 at 12:38 pm

so ive never even had a fig but I see lots of recipes using them! I need to get some to at least try and If I like them I will def make these muffins, omg!
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49 Amanda @ .running with spoons. September 23, 2013 at 1:34 pm

I’d recommend starting with dried ones – the fresh ones can be really disappointing if you get a bad batch… which is pretty common!

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50 Alysia @ Slim Sanity September 23, 2013 at 12:44 pm

These sound yummy!! I love muffins. I want to carve pumpkins!! I didn’t get to last year :( roasting pumpkin seeds are the best part!
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51 Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets September 23, 2013 at 12:50 pm

So I didn’t actually realize there was a filling until I read the recipe, and now I want these even more.
They sound absolutely delightful, and the pictures are fantastic. Nectar of the gods indeed. So when can I come over?! I should be able to make it by 6 p.m.
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52 Amanda @ .running with spoons. September 23, 2013 at 1:42 pm

6 PM works for me. I’ll eve put on some kabocha…

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53 Laura @losingrace September 23, 2013 at 12:58 pm

Um you had me at goat cheese, like seriously.
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54 Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves September 23, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Ohhhh my word. Three of my favorite things put into one of my favorite little snacks. The doughiness of it makes it sound even more amazing! Thanks for the recipe :)
Favorite fall flavor? Apple + cinnamon. I also really want to go apple picking since I’ve never gone before and it looks like such a fun activity to do with loved ones.
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55 Heather @TheSoulfulSpoon September 23, 2013 at 1:18 pm

I’m not into goat cheese, but I’m GIDDY over fall right with you, along with figs! I adore figs and those muffins look delish!:) Fall is just so incredible, right? I mean, does it really get any better? I almost get beside myself when I pull out a hoodie and some great boots. The sun sets, I settle in with a hot mug of cocoa or tea, an afghan, and I’m just all ready for a cozy night in. Add the night smell of a candle, and bake an acorn or kobocha squash in the oven, and you might as well sedate me I’m so happy:) I like to bake coconut pumpkin muffins with dried figs. That’s my favorite little fall treat. I also like pumpkin frosties made in the blender too:) YUM! Great recipe dear!
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56 Amanda @ .running with spoons. September 23, 2013 at 1:45 pm

You basically just described every little thing I love about fall… and now I’m sitting here feeling al sorts of comfy cozy <3 And coconut pumpkin muffins sound amazing. If I wasn’t already getting so much beta carotene from kabocha, pumpkin would be the route I’d be going.

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57 Liz @ I Heart Vegetables September 23, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Ohhhh my goodness. How do you do it. This sounds SO amazing!!!!
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58 Gina @ Health, Love, and Chocolate September 23, 2013 at 1:47 pm

Okay I ma definitely going to have to attempt a wheat-free version of these…maybe even with fresh figs while they are in season because I actually do like them fresh. ;-) Oh , and despite your hesitations, I can assure you the the dried fig and goat cheese combo is in fact fantastic on salad. A little honey vinaigrette and you’re set.
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59 Jillienne @ ChasingRaspberries September 23, 2013 at 1:57 pm

I never would have thought to add the goat cheese! These look amazing… figs are one of my favorites! I borrow a few from my neighbor’s tree when they aren’t looking. :-)
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60 Kat September 23, 2013 at 2:31 pm

good lawwddd woman! I wasn’t hungry until a second ago, thanks a lot! Now Im going to have dreams of muffins dancing in my head ;)
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61 Melissa @ Fit 'n' Well Mommy September 23, 2013 at 2:47 pm

I just found your blog and these muffins look amazing! I love the combo of goat cheese and figs! I’ll be pinning this for sure! Fall is probably one of my favorite seasons. I love everything about it…the leaves, chilly air, rain, apple picking and pumpkin everything (which is probably my favorite Fall flavor!).
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62 Amanda @ .running with spoons. September 23, 2013 at 4:26 pm

Thanks for taking the time to say hi, Melissa :D

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63 Dana @ Dana's B.S. September 23, 2013 at 3:00 pm

I will have to try these on my next day off! I do love anything ooey and gooey. I made Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread today, but I might need to try out some other fall flavors besides my classic favorites pumpkin or apple.
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64 Emily September 23, 2013 at 3:33 pm

Whenever something savory gets shared on your blog, I know it must be AMAZING. And these look out of this world! That flavor combination…oh my goodness.
Bookmarking this right now! Thank you, thank you. xoxox
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65 Eating 4 Balance September 23, 2013 at 3:51 pm

Whoa. These kind of look just absolutely perfect.
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66 Alisha @ Alisha's Appetite September 23, 2013 at 4:02 pm

well considering I am a sick obsession with goat cheese I imagine these are incredible! I don’t have any figs on hand…but I DO have dried dates? Maybe a good substitute? What do you think!
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67 Amanda @ .running with spoons. September 23, 2013 at 4:42 pm

It would probably still come out just fine since dates are even sweeter than figs, and one of the best parts is the sweet and salty combo. You’d be missing out on the tiny little crunch from the fig seeds, but I bet they’d still taste amazing :)

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68 Floey September 23, 2013 at 4:07 pm

I think I’m like most people and enjoy cinammon-ey type things in the Fall :) I also love the texture of melting marshmallows over my hot cocoa :)
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69 Brittany @ Delights and Delectables September 23, 2013 at 5:39 pm

I love anything fig!! Favorite fall flavor… chili and anything squash or pumpkin related! I want to go pick apples too… and make an apple crisp!
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70 Arman @ thebigmansworld September 23, 2013 at 5:58 pm

You are one dangerous (full fat, sugar laden) cookie….This not only look amazing, but I’m already planning to make a double batch and omitting the honey from one batch and adding salt to make it more savory….

Favourite fall flavor- I hope cinnamon is a year round one! I’ll be absorbing all this Fall-ness through all of you guys. Oh, and since I just got pinterwst (utterly confused by it) I’m going to practice pinning this. Pinning is such a dumb word.
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71 Amanda @ .running with spoons. September 23, 2013 at 7:19 pm

It’ll be part of your vocabulary soon enough :P Just like tweeting… and instagramming… and blogging.

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72 Becky @ Olives n Wine September 23, 2013 at 6:30 pm

*drooling* Fig AND goat cheese in muffin form??! I wish you lived closer but the next best thing is to just make these for myself – yum! As for fall things, I don’t know if I can narrow it down to just one scent or activity. I absolutely love everything fall! If I had to choose… pumpkin spice and cinnamon along with apple picking and fresh, hot cider. <3
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73 Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen September 23, 2013 at 6:52 pm

Did you make these specifically for me? Because you just combined 3 of my favourite flavours here! And I love that you put goat cheese into muffins. I’ve never seen that done before, but I imagine it is wonderful. :D

I don’t think I can choose a favourite fall flavour… Pumpkin (combined with pumpkin pie spices), apple and cinnamon, squash, and chai are all my favourites!
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74 lindsay September 23, 2013 at 6:57 pm

that’s not an odd combo, it’s an amazing combo!!! my favorite too. And i have to say, i like delicata squash over kabocha. I know, i am a blogger rebel
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75 Amanda @ .running with spoons. September 23, 2013 at 7:21 pm

This is the second time today I heard someone mention delicata as their favourite, and here I am never even having tried it…

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76 lindsay September 23, 2013 at 7:28 pm

well, i like it cause i can cut it in half, microwave it for 2 minutes then stuff some egg or tuna wih salsa in it and BAM it’s lunch
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77 dixya| food, pleasure, and health September 24, 2013 at 7:40 am

pinned and cant wait to try this.
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78 Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health September 24, 2013 at 8:03 am

Yum! I can’t believe I missed these, they look amazing!! The flavor combo has me drooling over here.
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79 Agnes September 24, 2013 at 11:30 am

Went out and bought goat’s cheese and dried figs today to make these – can’t wait! Amanda, do you think it would work to sub more oil or yoghurt for the apple sauce or will that compromise the flavour too much? Apple sauce is something I literally never eat otherwise, so (since I’m cheap) I don’t want to buy a whole jar just for 1/4 cup…

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80 Amanda @ .running with spoons. September 24, 2013 at 11:33 am

More oil would definitely work! The applesauce is mostly to help keep the muffins moist, so adding an additional 2 Tbsp. of oil would work just as well. Let me know how they turn out! :D

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81 Agnes September 26, 2013 at 9:49 am

Thanks! In the end I added another tbsp of oil and an extra dollop of yoghurt (ran out of olive oil…), and they turned out great! These are not going to last long, I’m staying at my mum’s at the moment and she loved them too… :)

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82 Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots September 24, 2013 at 12:38 pm

these sound sooo freaking good!! I must find a way to make them gluten free.

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83 Mollie @Sprinkles of Life September 24, 2013 at 1:35 pm

These look and sounds AH-mazing!!
and my favorite fall flavor is cliche- but apples and pumpkin. Absolutely LOVE fall!! Wish it was around for longer!
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84 Kate September 25, 2013 at 8:45 am

Ohmahgah. I saw you teasing with these on Instagram and knew the recipe wouldn’t let me down…I have something of a shameless addiction to figs. And I think baked into a muffin, I could even get my goat-cheese-wary husband on board. Can’t wait to try these!

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85 Karen @ Karen's Soiree September 28, 2013 at 10:50 am

OMG I saw fig and goat cheese in the title and had to open this link! These look soooo good!! I really need to try making these! Visiting from SITS Sharefest!
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86 Amanda @ .running with spoons. September 29, 2013 at 6:59 am

Thanks for stopping by, Karen! :)

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87 Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli September 29, 2013 at 3:32 am

“…they have a consistency akin to that of a sticky bun” <- HooooooLEEEEEEEY Mama!! You already had me with the goat cheese and figs, but damn girl, I'm over here drooling all over myself…even more since you first posted them on Instagram! Ha! These are definitely on the MUST MAKE list!!

And I'm right there with ya on the fall food and spice! Kabocha is KING!
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88 Akaleistar September 29, 2013 at 1:47 pm

Those look yummy!
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89 De @ de-lightful September 30, 2013 at 5:10 am

Omg I want to jump through my computer screen and eat those. Now!

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90 Annie October 3, 2013 at 7:55 am

I made these for the second time today and in tweeking the ingredients just a little bit I’ve finally found the perfect combination of flavors (for me). I put a bit more goat cheese and a bit less honey. Perfect. I rarely make a recipe more than once but this one is just too good!

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91 Amanda @ .running with spoons. October 3, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Awwr, well thanks for sharing that Annie! I’m glad you like them.

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92 elle | nutritionella October 10, 2013 at 9:24 am

Goat cheese and figs – probably one of the best combos ever! Favorite fall spice: cinnamon also!
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