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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Dates-Walnut-Coffee Muffins (Wheat flour,Eggless & Butterless)

Dates have a lot of healthy nutritional facts but I find it very hard to feed these to my kids as they don't like it eating just like that.But if you sneak in dates that perfectly worked good for me and my kids.These muffins have a mild subtle flavor of coffee and the richness of dates.Walnuts are a rich source of omega 3 fatty acids and so adding the nut crunch makes it more healthy and delicious.These muffins afre soft,moist with the addition of oil and makes perfect for breakfast or as snack.I gave a try without adding sugar with only dates,yielded a mild sweet muffins.Give them a try either way and enjoy !!

whole wheat flour 2 cups
baking powder 2 tsp
baking soda 1/2 tsp
salt a pinch
water 1 cup
oil 1/2 cup
vanilla extract 1 tsp
chopped walnuts 1/2 cup
granulated sugar 1/2 cup

to soak
milk 1 cup
chopped dates 1 cup or  20 pitted
coffee powder 2 tsp

  • Boil the milk and add the coffee powder,stir well.Add the chopped dates in it and leave for half an hour until its very well soaked.Grind this mix in a blender and puree to a smooth paste.
(few steps of preparing)

  • Sift the flours,baking powder,baking soda and salt twice to mix well.Add the pureed mix,oil,vanilla extract and give a nice stir until incorporated.Add water little by little till you get the right consistency and keep mixing.Add more water if required or reduce the water if lesser required.
  • Pre heat oven to 350 degrees F or 180 degrees C and line a muffin tray with paper liners.
  • Add in the chopped walnuts(reserve about 1-2 tbsp),give a quick stir.Using an ice cream scoop or spoon,add spoonful of batter in each paper liners.
  • Garnish the top with reserved walnuts and bake in pre heated oven for 25-30 mins.
  • Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.Serve or refrigerate left overs.

Yields~ 12 muffins

* You can add butter (1 stick) for richer taste.
* You can skip adding the granulated sugar,have tried that way too.The muffins are mildly sweet with the sweetness of dates.Check the taste of batter before scooping in muffin cups and add more sugar if that suits your sweet tooth.
* Add honey to replace granulated sugar too.
* Using the same amount of ingredients,you can bake a cake in a 13*9 pan.

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Home Cooked food said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect breakfast and snack too

Rumana Rawat said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow!! They really look so soft and yummy...

Vidya Chandrahas said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy looking soft muffins.

Subha said... Best Blogger Tips

Muffins are looking perfect Julie..will definitely give it a try soon

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious and healthy Muffins for breakfast... :)

Padma said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm a huge coffee fan...I can imagine how delicious these muffins would taste:)...Very nice dear!!

indugetscooking said... Best Blogger Tips

Tasty and healthy!

Sangeetha M said... Best Blogger Tips

I recently tried Dates Walnut Cake and that turned out good, but loved your coffee muffins with wheat flour...looks really soft, moist and delicious...bookmarked to try!lovely pics and presentation Julie!

Rafeeda AR said... Best Blogger Tips

anything which says eggless and butterless will have me... and the combination of dates and walnuts, awesome... these look so tempting...

Sanoli Ghosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect muffins, must be very tasty..:)

The Yogi Vegetarian said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! these look so perfect! coffee walnut such a classic combo too... love it that they have no egg or butter; bookmarking these, thanks :)

Sona said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy muffins.. look very delicious..

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious and healthy start to the day with these muffins... Lovely pics Julie

Thermofan. Marisa G. said... Best Blogger Tips

Dear Julie, love your muffins and are perfect for my diet. Hope to give them a try. Cheers

Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

Now this is what I have to bake. Love the muffins. Will surely make this bake.

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Muffins look awesome, like the idea of soaking the dates in coffee..

Amina Creations said... Best Blogger Tips

wow.. healthy and delicious recipe... thanks for sharing... bookmarked...

coralcrue said... Best Blogger Tips

what a splendid mix of ingredients. nice muffins for breakfast

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Yumm, these look so tempting, soft and spongy & healthy too

Shabbu said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy and perfect muffins...

Vandana Dilip said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect breakfast.. Gonna make this for my son ..was searching for some eggless recipes as he is allergic to eggs :( Is it ok if i omit the coffee powder ??

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

@Vandana Dilip Vandana,yes..You can omit the coffee,it just adds a mild flavor to the recipe and color too.. :)

Vandana Dilip said... Best Blogger Tips

@Julieok thanks for the quick reply :)

Recipe world said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy n healthy ones..nice recipe Julie!

Gloria Fernandes said... Best Blogger Tips

Just love the date and walnut combo..these muffins look so delicious.. Lovely clicks too

jasna varcakovic said... Best Blogger Tips

Pinned to try; looks awesome!