Date and Banana Muffins …

Date and Banana Muffins

Today I found some rather sad looking bananas in my fruit bowl, and rather than throw them out, I decided to whip up some Date and Banana Muffins. Perfect to freeze and pop in the kid’s lunch boxes.

Date and Banana Muffins …
Serves: 20
Ingredients …
  • 1 ½ cups fresh dates (approx. 13 large dates), pitted and chopped into small pieces
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 tspn Bicarb Soda
  • 1 ¼ cups water
  • 2 cups self-raising flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tspn cinnamon
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 ½ tspns vanilla
  • 3 medium bananas, peeled and mashed
Method …
  1. Preheat oven to 180C and spray and lightly grease two 12-hole muffin trays.
  2. Place dates, butter, water and bicarb soda in a small saucepan, bring to the boil, cook for 30 seconds, remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  3. Sift self-raising flour, sugar and cinnamon into a bowl and make a well in the centre.
  4. Add date mixture, eggs, vanilla and bananas and stir to combine. Be careful not to over mix, mixture should be lumpy.
  5. Spoon mixture into lightly greased muffin trays and fill each muffin hole approximately three quarters. Mixture will make approximately 20 muffins.
  6. Bake for approx. 19 – 20 minutes or test with a skewer which should come out cleanly.
  7. Remove from oven and place muffins onto cooling rack.

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  1. I actually get excited when I see some sad and sorry bananas in my fruit bowl! I just know there’s some good baking coming up. Your date and banana muffins sound wonderful xx

    • Me too, Charlie … gone are the days of throwing out over ripe bananas, especially when you can whip up a batch of muffins in around 20 minutes. I also love anything baked with banana because it tends to be really moist!