Panettone Muffins

panettone-muffins_16Yesterday was a big day for me. I had LASIK. I have wanted it for ages, but it scared me to death. To the point where I went through all of the testing and everything 8 years ago and chickened out a few days before my surgery. I think that everything happens for a reason, I needed to have it done when I was good and ready. I found an amazing doctor (Dr. Holzman is one of the best in the country) here, and he and his staff made the process so easy and comfortable. 15 minutes from start to finish corrected over 20 years of nearsightedness and astigmatism. Amazing. I woke up this morning and could clearly see across the room. I am so glad that I went through with it, and if you are on the fence, just do it.

When I was a little girl, I remember my grandmother always having a big red box of Panettone at Christmastime. She loves this rich Italian bread and I am pretty sure that she discovered it on a trip to Italy. I remember when Panettone was something that you had to special order, now you can get it in most grocery stores during the holiday season. I really want to try my hand at making my own Panettone, but it just did not happen this holiday season. It is not difficult to make, but it takes a lot of time. But what I did do was make a muffin version that has all of the same flavors and bite as the traditional bread without the fuss of making a yeasted bread. I think that my Nonnie would approve.

King Arthur Flour generously sent me some Panettone supplies to get my Panettone recipe started. Do you get the King Arthur catalog? Flipping through that catalog guarantees me one large box delivered to my door roughly 3 days after I open it. I love all things baking. Extracts, emulsions, sanding sugars, cocoas, paper liners, I love it all.

panettone muffin recipe

1 1/2 cups diced dried fruit
1/4 cup Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
1/4 cup butter
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon Fiori di Sicilia, to taste
1 teaspoon vanilla extract2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour2/3 cup milk
2 generous tablespoons coarse white sparkling sugar, for topping

https://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/items/our-favorite-fruit-blend-20-ozIn a small bowl, soak fruit with rum. Let stand overnight. If you are in a hurry, put it in the microwave until hot them let cool and use.

panettone muffin recipeCream together butter, oil, and sugar.

panettone muffin recipeAdd eggs, Fiori di Sicilia, and vanilla.

panettone muffin recipeIn another bowl, whisk together baking powder, salt, and flour. Set aside.

panettone muffin recipeStir in one third of the flour mixture, add half of the milk.

panettone muffin recipeRepeat, making sure to begin and end with flour.

panettone muffin recipeAdd the dried fruit and gently fold into the batter.

panettone muffin recipeDivide the batter evenly into a muffin tin lined with paper liners, or you can use these pretty panettone wrappers. Next time, I would just make 6 instead of trying to stretch it to 9. Sprinkle with sugar.

panettone muffin recipeBake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 18 to 25 minutes. The cooking time will vary depending on what you bake them in.

panettone muffin recipeMy favorite way to eat them? Warm with butter.

Panettone Muffins

Panettone Muffins

Yield: makes 12

Panettone Muffins - the flavors of Panettone in a muffin form. These are perfect for Christmas morning.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups diced dried fruit
  • 1/4 cup Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon Fiori di Sicilia, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour2/3 cup milk
  • 2 generous tablespoons coarse white sparkling sugar, for topping

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, soak fruit with rum. Let stand overnight. If you are in a hurry, put it in the microwave until hot them let cool and use.
  2. Cream together butter, oil, and sugar. Add eggs, Fiori di Sicilia, and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk together baking powder, salt, and flour. Set aside.
  3. Stir in one third of the flour mixture, add half of the milk. Repeat, making sure to begin and end with flour. Add the dried fruit and gently fold into the batter.
  4. Divide the batter evenly into a muffin tin lined with paper liners, or you can use these pretty panettone wrappers. Next time, I would just make 6 instead of trying to stretch it to 9. Sprinkle with sugar.
  5. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 18 to 25 minutes. The cooking time will vary depending on what you bake them in.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g

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This Post Has 26 Comments

  1. kelley {mountain mama cooks}

    Gorgeous. I love those liners. I keep walking past the Panettone at the grocery and have yet to buy it. Once I do, I’m done for. It’s my favorite to toast and slather with butter. Makes a yummy breakfast and my favorite afternoon pick me up snack this time of year! I suppose it’s time to buy some! Unless you deliver, of course! Hope your eyes feel great quick!

    1. bakedbree

      I love it toasted too, and I splurge and get the extra fancy butter. πŸ™‚

  2. Courtney

    Yum, yum, yum! Congrats also on your LASIK procedure. I had mine done more than 10 years ago and I totally remember that feeling waking up the first morning after and not having to squint to see the alarm clock right next to my bed. AMAZING. You won’t regret it, I promise!

    1. bakedbree

      thank you! I love LASIK and my only regret is that I waited so long!

  3. Ahu

    These look amazing. I adore panettone and have always wanted to try making it. This looks like just the recipe to try!

    1. bakedbree

      this is a good way to start! I will make the real deal next year for sure.

  4. June g.

    I’m definitely making these over Christmas! I’ll have to hike all my supplies over the river and through the woods;)…..

    1. bakedbree

      I hope that you have a Merry Christmas!

  5. tijuana (po' man meals)

    i have always wanted to attempt to make panettone, but never have. it’s delicious with butter or in a delectable bread pudding. your muffins are such a great idea. guess it is finally time for me to step up to the plate. you have inspired me! πŸ™‚

    1. bakedbree

      I am glad! Next year I will make the real deal.

  6. Mara @ Elemental Custard

    Wow, I just made a panettone style muffin with a friend who is Italian yesterday! What a coincidence that I click on your website today and see these! Delicious.

    1. bakedbree

      Great minds…

  7. Becca - Cookie Jar Treats

    You are the second person to say how amazing LASIK is. I just recently started wearing glasses. Most people around my age have had their eyes stop changing, but for some reason my eyes were a late bloomer and decide to change every year. What fun. Anyways, enjoy your new eyes (I sound like a 1-800 CONTACTS commercial “look, look with your special eyes!” haha)

    Anyways, tasty looking muffins! They look very light.

    1. bakedbree

      LOL! It was the best thing I have ever done, should have done it ages ago.

  8. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    Congrats on the lasik!

    And these muffins are to die for. I definitely want to make them for Christmas morning!

    1. bakedbree

      These are a perfect Christmas morning snack. I should make them for the big day.

  9. Mary Ellen

    That’s okay – I chickened out the first time, too. I wish I had done it ten years ago though! What a miracle. LOVE LASIK. I couldn’t even put contacts in I was so queezy. Love love LASIK.

    1. bakedbree

      Me too! It was the best thing I wish I hadn’t waited so long.

  10. Katie | The Hill Country Cook

    What a great idea!! I see it all the time too, and this looks a bit easier than bread! I’ll have to give it a shot! And good for you for getting Lasik! Congratulations! πŸ™‚ Good Christmas present to you! πŸ™‚ And finally, I too love looking through King Arthur, and I have the same Fiori extract and was just looking for more recipes to make with it!

    1. bakedbree

      This is the perfect recipe for the Fiori extract! I think that next time I make sugar cookies, I will use that and see how it tastes.

  11. Wendy

    These look great. My mother LOVES panettone. The problem with a big panettone is its more than one person “should” eat (not that it has ever kept my mother from doing so). My first attempt at “the real thing ” was when I made the King Arthur panettone in a tube pan as a gift for my mother last year. I was pleased with the results. Individual muffin pannetone is a great idea. Is the texture similar? Thanks for the recipe, Bree!

    1. bakedbree

      No, it is more like a muffin than a bread. It is more similar in flavor.

  12. Kocinera

    What cute panettone muffins! These would be such a fun treat to leave out for Santa. They look so yummy!

  13. Sandra Yee

    I need to try these, my boys love Panettone…I’m not a fan, but their Italian teacher at school introduced them to it.

    1. bakedbree

      I didn’t love it as a kid, but now I love it. Toasted with some butter, delicious!

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