Date Mini Muffins

Date Mini Muffins

Aren’t these cute?  They are little bites of muffin (I have them in a mini ceramic loaf pan so they may appear bigger than they are).  They aren’t very sweet ~ only 1/4 cup of sugar in 48 mini muffins.  The dates give them more sweetness, but there is only one or two pieces per muffin.

Date Mini Muffins

They would make a great accompaniment to a soup or salad.  They’d make a good breakfast or snack, too.  They are almost a cross between a biscuit and a muffin.  The muffin base would be good with any dried fruit.

Date Mini Muffins

Date Mini Muffins
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Ingredients
  • ½ cup oil
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ⅔ cup chopped dates
  • 1 cup buttermilk
Instructions
  1. Combine sugar, flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
  2. Add the egg, oil and buttermilk.
  3. Stir until just combined.
  4. Fold in dates.
  5. Scoop into greased mini muffin tins (makes 48) and bake in a preheated 425 degree oven for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown and done.

 

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