Embarking on a journey of healthy baking doesn't mean bidding farewell to the joy of indulging in delicious treats. In this edition of Baking Bliss, we're diving into the world of guilt-free pleasures with a Sugar-Free Dried Fruit Muffins Recipe. These wholesome muffins are a celebration of natural sweetness, featuring the delightful essence of dried fruits without a hint of refined sugar. Get ready to elevate your baking game and savor the taste of health in every bite.
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (for added warmth)
A pinch of salt
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup melted coconut oil or olive oil
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped DIY dried fruits (apricots, raisins, figs, or any favorites)
Chopped nuts (walnuts, almonds, or pistachios)
Seeds (chia seeds, flaxseeds, or sunflower seeds)
Preheat and Prepare:
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
Line a muffin tin with paper liners or lightly grease each cup.
Mix the Dry Ingredients:
In a large bowl, combine whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. Mix well.
Combine the Wet Ingredients:
In another bowl, mash the ripe bananas and add applesauce, melted coconut oil, eggs, and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.
Create the Muffin Batter:
Gently fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.
Add Dried Fruits and Optional Ingredients:
Stir in the chopped DIY dried fruits, nuts, and seeds.
Scoop into Muffin Cups:
Using an ice cream scoop or a spoon, evenly distribute the batter into the prepared muffin cups.
Bake to Perfection:
Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Cool and Enjoy:
Allow the muffins to cool in the tin for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Store for Later:
These sugar-free dried fruit muffins can be stored in an airtight container for a few days. They also freeze well for longer storage.
Indulging in sweet treats can be a guilt-free experience with the right ingredients. These Sugar-Free Dried Fruit Muffins are a testament to the fact that healthy baking can be just as satisfying as traditional recipes. Enjoy the natural sweetness of dried fruits without compromising on flavor or your commitment to a wholesome lifestyle. Baking bliss awaits, one sugar-free muffin at a time!