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No Sugar-Fruit Nut Bran Muffins

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“I created this no sugar, no butter version of muffins for the health conscious like me! These muffins use a natural sweetener--agave--which has a low glycemic index (32-46) . Also, they have very low saturated fat since butter is not used. A healthier version of muffin and super delicious too!”
12 muffins

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Dry
  • 1 cup unbleached white spelt flour
  • 1 cup bakers wheat bran
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 14 cup quick oats
  • 14 cup flax seed meal (ground flax seeds)
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom (or cinnamon)
  • Wet
  • 2 organic eggs
  • 12-34 cup agave nectar (depending on desired sweetness)
  • 12 cup safflower oil
  • 14 cup apple juice
  • 12 cup applesauce
  • Add Ins
  • 1 23 cups dried fruit, and nuts, of choice


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Lightly coat regular sized 12-muffin tin with oil or use recycled paper cups.
  3. Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl and the wet ingredients in a medium bowl.
  4. Add the wet ingredients into the dry and mix to just combined (do not over mix or muffins will become tough).
  5. Gently pour in the fruits and nuts until folded. You can use any combination of dried fruits and nuts to equal almost 2 cups. When I make them, I love this combination: 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds, 1/3 cup sliced almonds, 1/3 cup pecan bits, 1/3 cup raisins, 1/3 cup cherries.
  6. Scoop batter into muffin tins, until all of the batter is used and evenly dispersed (should fill to top).
  7. Bake 18-25 minutes or until the top springs back when you press down with your finger.
  8. Let cool before eating, if you can wait that long, and enjoy.

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