Thursday, January 29, 2009

Mini Breakfast Muffins

These muffins make a great breakfast when you are running a little late or are otherwise crunched for time. Or you can use them as a tasty snack at anytime. One note before you make them, be sure and use paper muffin cups because these muffins will stick to the pan if you don't.
  • 1/2 cup and 1 tbsp pitted dried chopped dates
  • 1/2 water
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup and 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, beaten

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line muffin pan with paper cups.

In small saucepan bring to boil dates and water. Cook over low heat for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile sift together flour, baking powder and sugar.

Stir in baking soda and butter into saucepan. Stir till butter melts.

Beat eggs. Add eggs, vanilla and date mixture to flour mixture. Mix until combined. Pour into paper cups. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. (Please note that the baking time is for mini muffins - larger muffins will require more baking time.)

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