Sorry, I know it has been awhile since I've posted. Here's a new recipe for muffins that I tried today that uses Agave instead of sugar. I thought they turned out quite well. I substituted dried apricots for the dried cranberries. I also must not have filled the muffin tins as full as the recipe says, because I got 20 instead of 12.
I tried one warm, just a few minutes out of the oven, and tried another later in the day. Surprisingly, I liked them better when they'd been sitting around for ahwhile.
I think this recipe will lend itself well to other fruit/nut combinations. I used pecans for the nuts today, but I suspect raspberry with almonds will be nice too. I'm wondering how dried pineapple and coconut would be.