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Sugarless Fruit/Nut Muffins

Once you've tasted these deliciously sweet, chewy gems, you'll be making them again and again. They freeze well, too, for a quick anytime snack!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + cooling Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    32 muffins


  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped pitted dried plums (prunes)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts


  • In a saucepan, combine dates, raisins, plums and water. Bring to boil and boil 5 minutes. Stir in butter and salt. Set aside to cool. Add remaining ingredients to fruit; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. Spoon into greased mini-muffin pans.
  • Bake at 350° for 15 minutes (if desired, bake in a greased 11x7-in. baking pan for 30 minutes).

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  • Geralyn
    Nov 16, 2020

    These are delicious and no guilt for having a few with a glass of milk. I make my own applesauce and wonder if I could sub 1/4 cup for the butter. Time for mini muffins is 13 min; my oven temp is closely monitored. Nothing worse than a dry muffin! I used part dried cranberries with the dates. I made 12 mini muffins and one 8x8 pan (16 min). Perfect! Got milk?