These are wonderfully moist muffins with a sweetness from applesauce and fruit. Enjoy!
4 Tbl. butter, softened
1/2 cup applesauce
6 ounces plain low-fat yogurt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups flour (I used whole wheat pastry flour)
2 Tbl. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
3/4 cup dried fruit (cranberries, cherries, raisins, etc.) OR fresh or frozen blueberries
1/3 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease muffin tins (10-12 muffin cups) or line with paper liners.
Combine softened butter, egg, applesauce, yogurt, and vanilla. Mix well.
Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda in a second bowl. Add fruit and nuts.
Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients.
Spoon into muffin tins. (I used my large cookie scoop.) Bake 20-22 minutes. Remove immediately from muffin tins and place on a wire rack to cool.