Monday, April 18, 2011

Muffin Monday - Oatmeal Date Muffins

It's been a super busy day, so I'll skip the usual chit-chat and simply say that these muffins made me happy. :)

Oatmeal Date Muffins
inspired by this recipe
makes 12 muffins

1.5 c. whole wheat pastry flour (or unbleached AP flour)
1/2 c. rolled oats
1/3 c. Rapadura sugar (or brown sugar)
1/2 t. sea salt
1 T. baking powder
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/4 t. nutmeg
1/3 c. chopped walnuts
2/3 c. chopped dates
1 egg
3/4 c. milk
1/2 c. melted unsalted butter
1 t. real vanilla

1. Preheat oven to 400F and grease muffin tin (we like to use coconut oil).

2. Measure flour, oats, sugar, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, nuts, and dates into a large bowl and stir together. [Update: The papa says these need a touch more cinnamon than the 1/2 t. called for even though I think they're perfect just the way they are. That said, feel free to add an additional 1/2 t. if you'd like a more pronounced cinnamon flavor!]

3. Whisk egg in a small bowl; add milk, melted butter, and vanilla, mixing well.

4. Add wet mixture to dry ingredients and stir just until moistened (don't over mix your muffins!); batter will be lumpy.

6. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full.

7. Bake about 15 minutes or until muffins are golden brown; cool slightly in pan, then remove to finish cooling on wire rack.


We'd love to know if you give any of our muffin recipes a try. Let us know how they turn out or if you put a different spin on them. :)

This is the 15th installment in what will be, Lord willing, our year-long muffin adventure: Muffin Mondays! 52 Mondays, 52 Muffins. (There are 36 more to come, stay tuned...)

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  1. These sound yummy and healthy!

  2. These look great! Going to try them this morning!

  3. Sherry, Lisa & Liz - Thanks for stopping by and for leaving a comment. :) Hope you enjoyed your muffins, Liz!


    Lisa :)

  4. This is on my muffin "Gottatry" list! It looks like a great healthy snack.

  5. Bamboo, Thanks! Hope you enjoy them. :)

  6. These look's been awhile since I made a good muffin!

    This would be perfect for my Foodie Friday linky party - stop by this week and link up!

    If you have a sec, feel free to pop over now to enter my GIVEAWAY!

  7. Thanks for the invite. :)

  8. Anonymous4/22/2011

    I sort of want to go make these RIGHT NOW. Muffins for lunch anyone?

  9. Always looking for good muffin recipes! Thanks for sharing. Found you on foodie Friday!


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