Plum Muffins

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Plum Muffins

Measure out 1 cup prunes. Put in a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and allow to rehydrate for about 5 minutes. Remove from water, cool and chop.

Preheat oven to 350.

In mixer, combine:
1/3 cup canola, olive or safflower oil
1 cup honey (I am out of honey, so I used Rapadura...you can also use brown sugar)

Beat until fluffy.

Add in 2 eggs, one at a time beating well after each addition.

In a separate bowl, mix together:

2 1/2 cup freshly ground whole wheat flour (not pastry flour!)
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt


Mix into oil, egg, sugar mixture just until moistened.
Add gently:
1 cup kefir (recipe called for buttermilk, but I always substitute kefir)
1 cup prunes (from the first step)
1/2 cup raisins

Spoon into greased muffin tins and bake at 350 for 25 minutes. These don't rise much, so fill your tins pretty full! Sprinkle tops with coarse or brown sugar if desired.

I made 20 mini-muffins (bake 15 minutes) and one dozen regular sized muffins.

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