Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Sugar-Free Date Muffins

I think that this is one of my absolute favourite muffin recipes. It's quick to make, delicious and healthy. I got it from Lyne, where I used to work and love to have these around for breakfast, snacks, etc. There's no added sugar in the muffins, as the dates make the muffins sweet enough, which make them nice and healthy.

I made these last week to take over to Liz's and then just whipped up another batch this morning for breakfasts. Mmmm... did I mention these are my favourites?

1 C dates
1 C water

Rince the dates and place in a pot with water. Bring to a boil and let simmer for a few minutes, stirring frequently. Let cool.

1/4 C vegetable oil
1 egg
1 1/2 C whole wheat flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla
1/3 C sunflower seeds

I also add a handful of raisins into the batter.

1. Beat the oil and the egg with a fork and then incorporate date mixture, stirring.

2. Add the rest of the ingredients and then mix.

3. Cook at 350 degrees Farenheit for 25 to 30 minutes.

Makes 9 muffins.


Anonymous said...

Linds, Do you always use oil or do you use applesauce ever instead in your recipes?

Lindsay said...

I do sometimes substitute applesauce... though I've gotten into the habit of not doing so so that there is some fat to balance the carbs. But when the total amount of oil is pretty high, I'll sometimes do half-half and find they work out just fine (as even full substitution often does).