Applesauce Walnut Cranberry Muffins
2 cups whole grain spelt flour or whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup sucanat
1 tablespoon non-aluminum baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
6 oz. fresh cranberries
1/2 to 1 cup walnuts, chopped
1 cup apple sauce, or fresh apples processed fine
2 tablespoons soy milk
Mix all dry ingredients together. Add in berries and nuts. Add applesauce and soy milk, and stir just till batter is moistened.
Pile into 12 greased or papered muffin cups. (Batter will puff as combined, but will not rise more while baking.) Bake 20-25 minutes at 400 degrees.
Variation: I've omitted the sucanat and substituted about 15 whole pitted dates. I pulverize the dates with the rest of the dry ingredients in my VitaMix, which essentially turns the dates to date vegan sugar. This works just fine in the recipe.