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Cranberry Apple Walnut Muffins

Cranberry Apple Walnut Muffins: Main Image

Quick Facts

Servings: 24
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 25 min.
Total: 40 min.
Homemade muffins make a wonderful gift or addition to a holiday brunch. Crack whole walnuts carefully, and use the shells to house tiny presents.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 3/4 cup unbleached white flour
  • 3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 Tbs baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch of ground cloves
  • 1 tsp orange zest (grated peel)
  • 12 dates, pitted and chopped
  • 3/4 cup hot water
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup or concentrated fruit sweetener
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 2 cups grated apple
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350F (175C). Lightly oil muffin tins or line with paper muffin liners.
  • Put flours, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and cloves in a large mixing bowl; stir and set aside.
  • Place dates and hot water in blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Add juice, yogurt, bananas, syrup, oil and vanilla extract; blend again. Add eggs and cranberries and pulse for a few seconds, just long enough to break up cranberries.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry mixture. Fold in grated apple and walnuts and gently mix together using a minimum number of strokes.
  • Fill muffin cups to top with batter. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 202
  Calories from Fat 45 (22%)
(8%)Total Fat 5g
(3%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
(7%)Cholesterol 21mg
(8%)Sodium 190mg
(8%)Potassium 270mg
Total Carbohydrate 38g
(13%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 22g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(7%)Protein 3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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