Banana Prune Muffins

Banana Prune Muffins


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They are so delicious - you wouldn't believe that something with prunes could be this good! They're also low in fat, with just about 5g per muffin. A great morning or afternoon snack!

MumAndMe New South Wales, Australia

Serves: 12 

  • 1/2 cup (110g) caster sugar
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 250g (3 medium, peeled) mashed ripe banana
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 3/4 cups (200g) plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 185g chopped pitted prunes

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C. Grease and lightly flour a 12 cup muffin pan, or use paper muffin cups.
  2. In a large bowl, combine sugar, oil and egg. Beat until smooth. Blend in banana and vanilla essence. Mix together flour, baking powder, bicarb soda, salt and cinnamon in a bowl, then stir into egg mixture until just combined. Mix in the prunes. Spoon mixture evenly between the muffin pans.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a wooden skewer inserted into the centre of a muffin comes out clean.

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Reviews (8)


The name will turn your guests off, but I guarantee that they'll eat two. I made mini-muffins, and they came out great. I used half of the sugar, and I didn't cut up the date enough. Next time, I'll cut them into smaller pieces so that the prune taste isn't so overpowering. - 29 Sep 2008


Always looking for a new muffin recipe, these were great. I added 1/2 cup vanilla low fat yoghurt, 1/2 cup grated carrot and 1/4 cup chopped walnuts. Added the extra vanilla as suggested and split the flour and used 1 cup of wholemeal and 3/4 cup plain. - 06 May 2013


These are really nice! I also replaced half the flour with wholemeal and added extra cinnamon and vanilla extract. - 16 Jul 2013

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