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Health Food muffins from the 1970s

jira Jun 25, 2009 01:08 PM

Does anyone remember a commercially produced muffin sold in health food stores around 1972? I thought it was called Barbara's Incredible Fruit and Nut Muffin, but I can't find any references to that. I was actually in New Jersey at the time, but got the impression the muffins were nationally distributed.

The muffins were small by current standard, and quite dense. Unlike Morning Glory muffins, these did not have carrots, and also seemed to have a lot less oil than most muffins nowadays.
They were packaged in clear printed cellophane.

I'm interested in what the exact name was, and if anyone has a recipe that bears a resemblance to the muffins.

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    smilingal Jan 15, 2012 09:23 PM

    i love morning glory muffins!!

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      mfezziwig Jan 15, 2012 06:19 PM

      I loved those muffins too! While working at a health food store, those muffins were my go to for coffee breaks. I remember them with raisins, prunes, apricots, apples and walnuts. I would love to duplicate that delicious recipe.

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      1. re: mfezziwig
        jira Jan 15, 2012 07:29 PM

        Wow, two years later someone replies! In the interim I emailed Barbara's Bakery and they confirm that they discontinued the muffins a long time ago and they were unwilling to give me the recipe, or even an ingredient list.

        It may be a case of sour grapes, but I suspect I would be somewhat disappointed if I was to eat a muffin made from the recipe.

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          mfezziwig Jan 15, 2012 08:30 PM

          Thank you for the follow-up. It is sad that the were unwilling to share.

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