Healthy Muffin Recipe: Date Nut Muffins
If you want a healthy muffin recipe, have a look at our date nut muffins.
They are made with whole wheat flour only, no white flour, plus wheat germ and chopped dates.
Dates are a fruit that is very commonly used in the Middle East but not so much in North America or other Western cultures. Dates are extremely healthy for us though, and a great product to include often in a healthy diet. See why below.
1 1/2 cups boiling water
1 1/2 cups dates, chopped
2 tablespoons oil or butter
3/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup dry milk powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
Preheat the oven to 400°F.
Pour the boiling water over the dates and let them sit.
In a separate bowl, mix the egg and oil. Combine the dry ingredients in another bowl and stir them into the egg mixture. Add the nuts and dates. Stir just until moistened.
Pour into greased muffin pans and bake at 400°F for 15-20 minutes. Test for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center of the muffin. If it comes out clean, the muffins are perfectly baked.
Makes 16 muffins.To Make this a Vegan Recipe:
Dates are a very healthy food. They have high levels of soluble fiber, which helps to prevent LDL cholesterol absorption amongst other things.
Dates are also rich in minerals like calcium, copper, and magnesium. We know the importance of calcium for the maintenance of strong bones and teeth. Copper is essential for the production of red blood cells and magnesium helps with bone growth.
Amount Per Serving:
Calories from Fat 45
Total Fat 5.0g
Saturated Fat 0.7g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Total Carbohydrates 22.9g|
Dietary Fiber 2.6g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 1%