Figs were impossible to find in Krogers, but I was able to find dried figs from Whole Foods. This recipe was really quick to put together and I appreciated that I didn't have to use the mixer. My only problem was that I realized I'd completely forgotten to add the cranberries to the recipe until when the muffins were already baking in the oven. I wondered why the recipe didn't seem to make as many muffins as Ina had estimated, and this explained it.
The muffins were a hit with the family. They were really tasty, but I think they would have been better with the cranberries. I think this is a recipe I'll repeat around holiday time (and other times too).
Here are some of the finished muffins. Yum!