7 June, 2016
Now I know you probably looked at the tittle of this recipe and thought, gross! However, prunes are not as bad as they’re made out to be. Without getting into to many details, I went searching for this recipe for my 3 year-old daughter. I found the original recipe on this blog called Strawberries For Supper. Now even though I wanted the recipe for my daughter, I’m sure we will all benefit from the nutrients the ingredients provide.
Once the muffins were done I had to try them first to make sure they were going to be good. I was surprised actually how good they were. They’re nice and moist and just enough sweetness. Now the real test was seeing if the kids liked them. I will be honest they were a little scared of the way they looked. I didn’t think they looked bad, but they didn’t have any beautiful blueberries or raspberries coming out of them like the muffins I usual make. My son actually thought they were raisins, which he hates. Once they finally bit into them they decided they were pretty good. My 9 year old like them the best.
- 1 cup packed pitted prunes
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- ¼ cup honey
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- ½ cup butter, melted
- ½ cup milk
- 1¾ cup all- purpose flour
- ½ cup ground flaxseed
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- Pre-heat the oven to 350 and line a muffin tin with upcake liners.
- In a medium bowl add the flour, flaxseed, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside.
- In A food processor add prunes and applesauce. Blend together until smooth and no big lumps.
- In another bowl add the prune mixture, honey, brown sugar, and melted butter. Mix together with a wooden spoon.
- Add the egg and stir well.
- Add milk and stir until combined.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Stir with a spatula, just until combine. Over-mixing can cause tough muffins.
- Spoon batter into muffin liners.
- Bake for 15-18 minutes. Check with a tooth pick if it comes out clean they are done.
- Cool on a wire rack.