I’m open to invitations from whomever makes the first elderberry muffins….

elderThe sun was so intense at the Blakselee Nature Preserve the other day that  this elderberry bush look luminescent. But good eating beckons:

Elderberry Muffins.

This is my mom’s recipe and is super yummy…I’ve changed the sugar to splenda and the oil to apple sauce for a healthier option. Not to mention, they’re really purple and fun!

These are not super sweet muffins…for a sweeter recipe add another few tbsp of sugar / sweetner

Minutes to Prepare: 10

Minutes to Cook: 15

Number of Servings: 14


2 Cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup splenda
1 egg
1 cup milk
1/4 cup apple sauce
1 cup fresh or frozen elderberries


Combine dry ingredients.

Beat eggs, apple sauce and berries together.

Stir berry mix into dry mix.

Fill muffin liners (spray first) and bake at 425 for 15-20 min.

Number of Servings:

Author: luzerne2112

As I get older -- and I'm 70 now -- I seem to find more and more that nature is the true source of peace, inspiration and, most of all, the truth the passeth understanding. Though my knowledge is sketchy and superficial, I wanted to share it while I can.

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