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Oatmeal, Date, and Apple Muffins

on November 10, 2012

Yesterday we told you about the health benefits of dates and how to use date sugar in your recipes and here is a great way to incorporate it into a healthy breakfast muffin that everyone will love!

Oatmeal, Date, and Apple Muffins

1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 tbsp date sugar
3/4 cup chopped, pitted dates
1/2 cup chopped, toasted pecans

2 eggs
1/4 cup canola oil
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
1 tbsp molasses
2 tsp vanilla
3 small apples, peeled and grated (about 1 cup packed of grated apples)

Preparation:

1.  Preheat your oven to 400F. Line your muffin tins with paper liners and set aside.

2.  In a large bowl mix together the oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, granulated sugar, date and pecans. Make sure to distribute the dates well throughout the dry ingredients to prevent them from sticking together.

3.  In another bowl mix the eggs, canola oil, buttermilk, molasses and vanilla. Fold in the grated apples. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ones and mix just until the dry ingredients are moistened. If you over mix, you’ll end up with tough muffins.

4.  Distribute the batter evenly among 18 muffin cups and bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Cool the muffins completely on a wire rack.

Adapted From Eating Well

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