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.