Sugarless Fruit/Nut Muffins
Once you've tasted these deliciously sweet, chewy gems, you'll be making them again and again. They freeze well, too, for a quick anytime snack!
Total TimePrep: 20 min. + cooling Bake: 15 min.
- 1 cup chopped dates
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup chopped pitted dried plums
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup butter, cubed
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts
- In a saucepan, combine dates, raisins, plums and water. Bring to boil and boil 5 minutes. Stir in butter and salt. Set aside to cool. Add remaining ingredients to fruit; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. Spoon into greased mini-muffin pans.
- Bake at 350° for 15 minutes (if desired, bake in a greased 11x7-in. baking pan for 30 minutes).
Nutrition Facts1 each: 94 calories, 4g fat (0 saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 52mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fruit.
Originally published as Sugarless Fruit/Nut Muffins in Country Woman September/October 1992