Saturday 24 August 2013

Banana Date Muffins

This tasty, easy to make, moist muffins make a healthy breakfast or anytime snack.  Try; you'll love it!

Yield: 12 - 15 muffins


All-purpose flour - ¾ cup
Whole wheat flour - 1 cup
Medium sized Bananas, mashed - 2 nos.
Sugar - ½ cup
Salt - ¼ tsp
Egg - 2 nos.
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
Butter - ½ cup
Milk - 1 cup
Cinnamon powder - 2 tsp
Baking powder - 2 tsp
Dates - ¾ cup (chopped with its seeds removed)
Walnuts - ¼ to ½ cup (chopped)


Preheat oven to 180 deg C. Grease the muffin cups or line with muffin papers.

Mix the flours, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a medium sized bowl; set aside. 

Beat together butter and sugar in a large bowl using an electric mixer on medium speed until creamy.  Add the eggs, milk, vanilla and beat until light & fluffy.

Add the flours, cinnamon powder, baking powder mixture, stirring till it blends well. Stir in the mashed bananas, chopped dates and chopped walnuts (reserve some for topping). 

Fill the mixture into the muffin cups using a spoon, about three quarters full. Sprinkle the top of the muffins with remaining chopped walnuts.

Bake at 180 deg C for 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.

Remove the pan from the oven and let it cool for 5 to 10 minutes; now transfer the muffins with their paper cups to a wire rack.

Your tasty & healthy muffins are now ready to serve!


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