Here is the recipe for the bottoms up muffins!
First I would like to make a shout out to the amazing Tara who has the cookbook that I use the most for many of my base recipes. They are reliable, delicious and nutritious...TARA YOU ROCK MY SOCKS!!!
2 cups Spelt (use whatever flour you like and mix it up by using 1 cup of each of various flours)
3/4 cup brown sugar
1Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 large eggs beaten
1 cup of plain yogurt or sour cream (i like a high fat 8-10% organic yogurt)
4Tbsp butter, melted and cooled
1 cup of cranberries or raisins or dried fruit of your choice, I prefer one that is tart to offset the sweetness of the mixture on the "bottoms up".
1 cup of something else that you would like in your muffins, chocolate, sesame seeds, almonds, coconut use a mixture of all or just one to really spruce up the muffin!!!
Dice up 2 apples and 2 pear (leave the skin on) or however many you might need and this will differ as the size of the muffin tin or loaf pan will determine the amount of apples and pears you will need. Mix them in a bowl with some brown sugar, you decide, some softened butter and fresh cinnamon of very comforting especially this time of the year! Place in the bottom of the greased muffin tin (use unsalted butter to grease.......as a matter of a fact us unsalted butter forever and leave the salted butter out of the kitchen and off the table)
Combine the first 5 dry ingredients. In a separate, larger bowl, whisk together the eggs, yogurt and cooled butter. Add the flour mixture and stir until just combined. Fold in the rest of the dried fruit, nuts, seeds or whatever you are adding.
Pour mixture over the apples and pears and place in the oven and bake at 350F for about 20-25 minutes.