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Fruit and Nut Muffins

 Fruit and Nut Muffins
I got this recipe from a good friend. The muffins can be eaten anytime, of course, but they are especially popular for coffee breaks and brunches. One thing you can count on...they're really nice and moist!
18 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups diced peeled tart apples
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups raisins
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped nuts
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine apples, sugar, raisins and nuts; set aside.
  • In another bowl, beat eggs, oil and vanilla; stir into apple
  • mixture. Combine dry ingredients; carefully fold into apple mixture.
  • Do not overmix. Fill 18 greased muffin cups almost to the top. Bake
  • at 375° for 18-20 minutes or until muffins test done. Yield:
  • 1-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 270 calories, 13 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 130 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.