Sunday, November 14, 2010

Fruit Nut Muffins- Sugarless

These muffins are so easy and so yummy!

What You Need...
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped pitted prunes
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
How to make them...
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a muffin pan, or use paper liners. In a saucepan over medium-high heat, combine dates, raisins, prunes, and water. Boil for 5 minutes, then stir in butter and salt; set aside to cool.
  2. When fruit mixture is cool, transfer to a large bowl. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir together flour, baking soda and baking powder, then blend into fruit mixture. fold in nuts. Spoon into muffin cups 2/3 to 3/4 full.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow to cool.
Applesauce instead of butter (or half applesauce half butter)
Ground oats instead of all purpose flour
If you don't have walnuts, almonds or unsalted peanuts are good too. anything to make it crunchy!
And I substitute apples and bananas in for the raisins cause both raisins and dates makes it too chewy for me.

It sounds more complicated then it really is. These take about 15 minutes to prepare and then 15-20 to cook and then I have them to eat throughout the rest of the week so it makes for a quick breakfast or snack. I usually eat with a protein shake or string cheese on the side.

Calories: 225 | Total Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Serving : 1 muffin
I found this recipe at

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