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Ingredients

2 cups applesauce
2 large eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1-1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped dates, optional
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Instructions

Beat together applesauce, eggs and oil. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugars, dates, baking soda, salt, spices and baking powder. Stir applesauce mixture into dry ingredients. Grease or spray muffin tins with cooking oil and spoon in batter until 2/3 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, or until center is firm. Serve warm. Makes 12 large muffins.

Louise Getz
East Moline



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