Breakfast

Cinnamon, Date, and Walnut Muffins

My parents are coming for a visit this week, and so this will be short and sweet today. I have some vacuuming, mopping and dusting I need to do before they get here! I don’t have anything planned, but it will be fantastic to just spend some good quality time with them for a whole week! 
 I went on a search for a new muffin the other day. I wanted something warm and comforting, but not filled with butter, sugar and oil. Something slightly healthy… Hearty and delicious, these muffins were a real treat to eat, especially warmed with a slight smear of butter! 

Cinnamon, date, and Walnut Muffins (adapted from The Cook’s Cottage)
This recipe only yields 9 muffins!

150 grams flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup rolled oats
1 tsp cinnamon
50 grams brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
3 tbsp vegetable oil
3 tbsp milk
1/2 cup dates, chopped
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 Tbsp brown sugar, for topping

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon, and oats.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, and oil.
Pour the liquids into the dry ingredients and mix to combine.
Add the chopped dates and walnuts and mix to combine.
Spoon the mixture into prepared muffin cups.
Sprinkle the tops with the 1 tbsp of brown sugar
Bake for 20-25 minutes.
Enjoy!

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Dana
    March 16, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Yay spring break back at home! My parents are coming to visit this week too! Tell them I say hi & give your cute baby a squeeze from me!

  • Reply
    Lisa
    March 17, 2012 at 8:50 AM

    I want three of these and a pack of cream cheese. They look heavenly, your parents are going to LOVE them!

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    crumbsoflove
    March 17, 2012 at 5:59 PM

    I actually invite people to my house so that I am forced to clean!lol
    These sound like the perfect treat to keep on hand this week

  • Reply
    kyleen
    March 19, 2012 at 3:51 AM

    Mhmm I love a healthy muffin! Those things that grocery stores and bakeries try to pass off as a blueberry muffin are waaaay too rich for breakfast. These cinnamon, date, and walnut muffins I could totally munch on during my morning rush.

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    gobakeyourself
    March 27, 2012 at 6:51 PM

    These muffins would definitely give me enough energy to take on the rest of the day 😀
    What a stunning recipe!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
    Latest: Nutella Saturday

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    Guru Uru
    March 27, 2012 at 6:52 PM

    These muffins are so decadent and delicious – the photos tell me for sure I need them in my breakfast 🙂

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
    http://gobakeyourself.wordpress.com/

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