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Molasses-Prune Muffins

Yield 1 1/2 dozen (serving size: 1 muffin)

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup finely chopped pitted prunes
  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup light ricotta cheese
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 190
  • caloriesfromfat 19 %
  • fat 4 g
  • satfat 1 g
  • monofat 1.1 g
  • polyfat 1.5 g
  • protein 5 g
  • carbohydrate 34.2 g
  • fiber 1.9 g
  • cholesterol 25 mg
  • iron 1.7 mg
  • sodium 121 mg
  • calcium 89 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.

  2. Combine first 8 ingredients in a large bowl. Stir in prunes; make a well in center of mixture. Combine buttermilk and next 5 ingredients (buttermilk through eggs); stir well with a whisk. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist. Spoon batter into 18 muffin cups coated with cooking spray.

  3. Bake at 400° for 18 minutes or until done. Remove from pans immediately, and cool on a wire rack.