Tag: Prune

Prune Raisin Bread

Prune Raisin Bread

Prune Raisin Bread A nicely spiced prune bread with the added sweetness of raisins. This hearty bread gets it deep, rich flavor from molasses. Full of prunes and raisins, it’s also good for you. This is a must try bread. A must try even if 

Bran Prune Muffins

Bran Prune Muffins

Bran Prune Muffins Bran Prune Muffins are the perfect grab n’ go, eat on the run, good for you too, kinda muffin. Made with bran flake cereal, buttermilk and chopped prunes, there really isn’t much not to like about these muffins. Make up a batch 

Apple Prune Muffins

Apple Prune Muffins

Apple Prune Muffins

Apple Prune Muffins are super moist and have a nice lemony flavor from the lemon zest and juice. The shredded apples along with the chopped prunes make the muffins nice and moist. Chopped pecans add the extra crunch we love in a muffin. Apple prune muffins are packed full of healthy flavor. What else can I say, they’re delicious!

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Word About Prunes

A prune is simply a dried plum, the word coming from the Latin prunum for “plum.” The French, however, call a fresh plum prune, while their word for prune is pruneau. To further complicate matters, after this dried fruit had been known as a prune for centuries. In 2001, Food and Drug Administration approved to call prunes “dried plums.” Which, of course, they always have been and always will be.

Land of Confusion

Ahh, what a lot of confusion, over this small tasty fruit. So whatever or whichever name you decide to call the dried plum/prune, start adding them to your baked goods. Prunes can be added to quick breads, muffins, cakes, cookies and yeast breads. Prune purée is also popular and can be used as a fat substitute. In Europeon countries prunes/dried plums are still very popular, often used in both sweet and savory dishes. Dried plums/prunes are not only good for you, they’re inexpensive too. After all, dried plums/prunes aren’t for old people like me anymore:)

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