Sugar Free Fruit and Nut Muffins

    35 minutes

    Dates, raisins and prunes provide the sweetness in these delicious and moist sugar free muffins. Enjoy.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 1 cup chopped dates
    • 1/2 cup raisins
    • 1/2 cup chopped pitted prunes
    • 1 cup (250ml) water
    • 125g butter, cut into pieces
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1 cup (125g) plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a muffin pan or use patty cups. 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, bicarb 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 centre comes out clean. Allow to cool.

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    Just an FYI...these are NOT sugarless. They should be labeled as "No sugar added" or something along those lines. The dates, raisins, and prunes are actually incredibly high in sugars. Natural sugars are better for you, but this recipe would not necessarily be good for someone who needs to, or wishes to, strictly limit sugars in his/her diet.  -  17 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I made these muffins to "disguise" prunes for a friend during a long recouperation. Although I figured out I should add the water to the fruit before cooking, maybe it should be a bit clearer about that. I mixed together a topping of chopped nuts, brown sugar and cinnamon and sprinkled a little on before baking (which I do with a lot of muffins and bread). They are very tasty and light! Thanks for sharing. EV  -  12 Nov 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    In a word . . . YUM! I made these for my toddler twins and ended up eating as much as they did. (They loved them too.) I didn't have prunes so I used dried cranberries instead. I also substituted a mix of wheat germ and ground flaxseed for 1/4 cup of flour to add a bit more nutrition (and a full teaspoon of baking powder to deal with the heavier flour mix). We loved them and will definitely be making them regularly.  -  05 Apr 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)