Preheat oven to 180 C. Grease and lightly flour a 12 cup muffin pan, or use paper muffin cups.
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.
Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a wooden skewer inserted into the centre of a muffin comes out clean.
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.
I'm not normally a prune eater, but I accidentally bought a box of prunes instead of raisins, so...I made these muffins and they were WONDERFUL! My husband and children thought they were scrumptious and they didn't turn up their nosees because they were eating prunes. I have made them a couple of times now!
These are very good--moist and flavourful. I will def. make again, may try dates instead of prunes but the prunes were fine. Forgot to share the Weight Watcher points! 4 points per muffin. Thanks Lisa.
These muffins seem a bit odd at first with the prunes, but once you get used to the idea, they're really pretty tasty. A nice, healthy breakfast food. Better-tasting the second day after the spices have developed their flavour in the muffins.
Carefully followed recipe except added a bit more vanilla extract. I hand mixed everything so I wouldn't overmix. A good recipe to use up over ripe bananas and unwanted prunes. Nice banana flavour. Very pretty presentation with all the cracks on the top. Fine crumb texture - lovely! Because I like my baked goods sweet - I might add more sugar next time. Only complaint - prunes really stick to your teeth.
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.