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Banana Date Muffins

Homemade muffins are the best BECAUSE you can control what you put in them. Other commercial muffins, basically like eating cake. These #nofail muffins are a tried & true in my kitchen, plus they have only 6 ingredients! (then toppings) You can add a variety of toppings to them and they transform into a totally new creation! The batch featured in the photos have chewy dates, and crispy chopped pecans.


Whole Wheat Banana Muffins with Dates & Pecans

INGREDIENTS

Makes 6-10 muffins depending on the size of muffin tray

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil or margarine, melted

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 large ripe bananas mashed with a fork (about 1 cup)

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/4 cup liquid honey

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1 cup of toppings of choice: these have 1/2 cup chopped pecans, 1/2 cup chopped dates

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  2. Mash bananas in a large bowl or use your food processor, they don't have to be perfectly smooth

  3. Whisk in eggs, vanilla, honey and oil

  4. In a separate bowl mix together with a fork, flour, soda, cinnamon and toppings

  5. Combine the wet and dry ingredients together, just until mixed, do not over mix

  6. Spoon the batter into a muffin tray (1/4 cup mix at a time) and bake for 10-15 minutes max or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of the muffins comes out clean

  7. You can freeze these in a container, for up to 3 months or store in the fridge for 1 week .

Now in case you are wondering how these muffins compare to a commercial muffin.....and by commercial I mean was bought at a store or restaurant, and is likely the size of a small baby's head....then yes you can visualize this...here you go. For the equivalent of ONE Banana Chocolate Chunk Commercial Muffin you could (if you wanted) consume 3 of these HOMEMADE BANANA DATE MUFFINS. Yikes....just saying.





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