They are so delicious - you wouldn't believe that something with prunes would be so good, but they are! And they are low in fat - 1 muffin is less than 5grams of fat. They are so moist and not rubbery or chewy! A definite must try. I had the whole lot devoured in a day.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 muffins
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a muffin pan, or use paper liners.

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  • In a large bowl, combine sugar, oil and eggs. Beat until smooth. Blend in banana and vanilla. Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon, then stir into egg mixture until just moistened. Mix in the prunes. Spoon into muffin cups.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts

187 calories; protein 2.7g 5% DV; carbohydrates 33.6g 11% DV; fat 5.2g 8% DV; cholesterol 15.5mg 5% DV; sodium 137.8mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2009
I made a no-sugar version that turned out really well. Here's how you can do it: put 10 prunes in a measuring cup and fill with water to the 3/4 cup level. Microwave for 3-4 minutes until boiling and then let it sit for 5 minutes. Puree this and use it instead of the sugar. I also reduced the oil to just 2 Tbs. The muffins were light and fluffy! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/10/2012
An easy to make moist muffin. I liked them warm out of the oven. I think adding some nuts would make these muffins perfect. The prunes should be cut as small as possible. My husband found them bland so sorry I won't be making these again. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 70
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2009
I made a no-sugar version that turned out really well. Here's how you can do it: put 10 prunes in a measuring cup and fill with water to the 3/4 cup level. Microwave for 3-4 minutes until boiling and then let it sit for 5 minutes. Puree this and use it instead of the sugar. I also reduced the oil to just 2 Tbs. The muffins were light and fluffy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2007
Great Flavor! I made a few changes-applesauce for the oil, no salt, no baking soda, salt free baking powder, only used 1/4cup white flour-substituting 10 grain, whole wheat, oat bran and wheat germ for the remainder. I also added extra banana-using only very ripe ones. I also used only 1/4cup sugar. They were great. The whole family loves them. I may try next time to use less sugar since the fruits are very sweet alone. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2004
I'm not normally a prune eater but I accidentally bought a box of prunes instead of raisins so...I made these muffins and they were WONDERFUL! My husband and children thought they were scrumptious and they didn't turn up their nosees because they were eating prunes. I have made them a couple of times now! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2011
SO good and SO simple. Definitely dredged your chopped prunes in flour to prevent sinking - I did and it was nice to have the prunes evenly distributed for eating:-) Kids devoured these as well. YUM! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/04/2007
The dough seemed quite hard and gloopy when I put these in muffin papers and so I cooked them for 25 minutes and let them cool. I bit into one this morning with caution as they seemed a bit weird but they tasted really good! Appearances can be deceiving! I guess maybe next time I will add some more banana as looking back I realised I had only put one banana in as opposed to one cup whoops. They were still really good though. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2011
Wow how impressive is this recipe! I bought a large pack of prunes only to find my kids no longer liked them. This worked perfect! The only thing I did different was added 2 tsp cinnamon and 3/4 cup chocolate chips but everything else was the same. And I finely chopped the prunes (to stop them sticking in teeth like one reviewer said happened) like I would herbs. This is a deceptive recipe cause you see prune and think 'uh no' but you CANNOT taste the prunes and have passed the kid and hubby test! FABULOUS! I also doubled the recipe and got 22 muffins. Totally using again and dare anyone to give it a go;) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2006
Carefully followed recipe except added a bit more vanilla extract. I hand mixed everything so I wouldn't overmix. A good recipe to use up over ripe bananas and unwanted prunes. Nice banana flavor. Very pretty presentation with all the cracks on the top. Fine crumb texture - lovely! Because I like my baked goods sweet - I might add more sugar next time. Only complaint - prunes really stick to your teeth. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2003
These are very good--moist and flavourful. I will def. make again may try dates instead of prunes but the prunes were fine. Forgot to share the Weight Watcher points! 4 points per muffin. Thanks Lisa. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/12/2011
I made a few changes: subbed whole wheat flour for half the white flour; subbed half the sugar with Splenda;cut the prunes to 1/2 cup and dredged the pieces in some of the flour; increased the cinnamon to 3/4 tsp. Delicious and less calories. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/10/2012
An easy to make moist muffin. I liked them warm out of the oven. I think adding some nuts would make these muffins perfect. The prunes should be cut as small as possible. My husband found them bland so sorry I won't be making these again. Read More
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