Apple Date Muffins w/ Olive Oil
Think my delicious datenut bread baked in a muffin tin, add in an apple to make them super moist and you have the most delicious breakfast muffins ever (in my opinion!)!
I put these in Henry's lunchbox all week for a snack.......he's happy.
Apple Date Muffins: makes 10 muffins
1 cup pitted dates, chopped
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup olive oil
1 apple, peeled and diced
3/4 cup boiling water
1 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
Pour the boiling water over the dates and nuts in a large bowl and add in the olive oil.
Let rest 15 minutes, then add in the sugar, eggs, vanilla, flour and baking powder.
Stir in the apple chunks at the end.
I use an ice cream scoop for even sized muffins.
Scoop in the batter about 3/4 way full in paper liners.
Bake for 30 minutes at 350F. The tops will be nice and puffed and golden.
Let the muffins rest (if you can!) for an hour before diving in.
Stay fresh for days wrapped in foil.