Sugarless Fruit Nut Muffins

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is from another website. I did a few changes, I have made 12 muffins with 2 cups of chopped prunes. Also made them with dried apricots and dates. You would never know these didn't have sugar in them.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a saucepan over medium high heat, combine water, dates, raisins and prunes.
  2. Boil for 5 minutes, water will be absorbed and remove from heat, add chopped up butter and stir till butter is melted.
  3. Transfer to large bowl and let cool.
  4. Set oven to 350*F and grease and flour muffin cups or use paper liner.
  5. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir together flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder.
  6. Mix in nuts and blend into fruit mixture.
  7. Spoon into muffin cups 2/3 to 3/4 full.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Most Helpful

Oh wow, these were SOOOOOOO good. They were good like a bowl of oatmeal with dried fruit and nuts. I used whole wheat pastry flour and brummel and brown instead of butter and they turned out great. My new favorite muffins!

baking&biking July 05, 2009

Finally! A scrumptious, not-too-sweet start to the day. I'll make a double batch next time and freeze the extra. So good! Thanks.

AspiringCookie June 26, 2007

Well, I changed the fruit up so much I'm not sure that my review accurately reflects this recipe. But- it was your technique of using the dried fruit that is what made these muffins unique, and I give five stars to that! I could only find different dried fruit at the farmer's market this week, so I used dried apricots, dried cherries, dried apples and raisins. I did end up using a teaspoon or two of honey, as these fruits are not as sweet as dates and prunes. Used whole wheat pastry flour. These muffins are tasty and a nice light texture that I was not expecting at all. They are just great, and will make them again for sure. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

VegSocialWorker May 09, 2006