A really delicious sweet tasting muffin with no added sugar! Dates, raisins and prunes are used as sweetener.
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- 1 cup chopped dates
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup chopped pitted prunes
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a muffin pan, or use paper liners. 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.
When fruit mixture is cool, transfer to a large bowl. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir together flour, baking soda and baking powder, then blend into fruit mixture. fold in nuts. Spoon into muffin cups 2/3 to 3/4 full.
Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow to cool.