I know, I know. These muffins look so dull and boring. And you’r right, they do look dull and boring. BUT they are soft, spongy, delicious and healthy. So for those of you whos New Years resolution was to eat healthier, this one is for you. Personally I can do without the chocolate chips on top, the muffins are wonderful all by themselves. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
Banana and Date Muffins (makes 10-11 muffins)
1 cup pitted whole dates (150 g)
2 cup oats (170 g)
3 rips bananas
1 teaspoon baking soda
a pinch of salt
a big pinch of cinnamon
optional, chocolate chips for sprinkling
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176 degrees C). Grease a muffin tin and set aside.
Remove the pits from dates and place in a heat-proof bowl. Bring a small amount of water to a boil and pour water over dates, let sit for 10-15 minutes.
Drain water from dates. Place dates, oats, bananas, eggs, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a food processor or a blender and process until smooth. This could take a couple of minutes depending on the softness of the dates. Pour batter into prepared muffin tin, sprinkle with chocolate chips if desired. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Enjoy!
Source: adapted from Pinch Of Yum