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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Date Mini Muffins

 Aren't these cute?  They are little bites of muffin (I have them in a mini ceramic loaf pan so they may appear bigger than they are).  They aren't very sweet ~ only 1/4 cup of sugar in 48 mini muffins.  The dates give them more sweetness, but there is only one or two pieces per muffin.
 They would make a great accompaniment to a soup or salad.  They'd make a good breakfast or snack, too.  They are almost a cross between a biscuit and a muffin.  The muffin base would be good with any dried fruit.
 Date Mini Muffins (adapted from Southern Living 1979)
1/2 cup oil
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
2 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 cup chopped dates
1 cup buttermilk
 Combine sugar, flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.  Add the egg, oil and buttermilk.  Stir until just combined.  Fold in dates.  Scoop into greased mini muffin tins (makes 48) and bake in a preheated 425 degree oven for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown and done.




30 comments:

Magic of Spice said...

These are definitely cute! Love date muffins and of course I adore
minis :)

Three-Cookies said...

The chopped dates are really well hidden. This recipe sounds simple and delicious

Ann said...

Oh yum....I never thought of it until you mentioned, but they would be AMAZING with a salad! I love dates and this type of muffin!

Ryan said...

Yum! These look great and I agree they sound like they would be really good with a bowl of soup. I only realized I liked dates within the last couple of years-- and now I love trying them in recipes! These sound delicious!

motherrimmy said...

I love mini-muffins - you're right they look so sweet. Better yet, I love the automatic portion control. :)

Angie's Recipes said...

They are so adorable! I like your loaf pan too.

Prathima Rao said...

Cute, adorable & tempting muffins!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Vimitha Anand said...

Tempting and flavorful muffins. Look so cute.

Martha said...

Would you please pass a couple over this way? I'd like to try them.

briarrose said...

Such an interesting muffin. A little slather of jam would be perfect on these for breakfast.

The Harried Cook said...

Most definitely cute! I love muffins. I love dates. I love anything 'mini'. These are perfect! Thanks for sharing, Kristen!

The Dutch Baker's Daughter said...

Very cute! I'd probably eat way more of them then I should, but there is something I really like about tiny food... :)

Monet said...

I actually prefer my muffins on the "Less Sweet" side, so I bet I'd love these! And I'm always a fan of minis! Thank you for sharing with me. I'm about ready to curl up in bed, and now I'll have sweet dreams. I hope you have a great end to your week. Much love!

Hester Casey @ Alchemy in the Kitchen said...

Very cute indeed, Kristin. I love mini food because you can have a second helping without feeling too guilty!

Joanne said...

Dates are one of my favorite dried fruits to snack on, so I know I'd adore these muffins! So cute!

Mikaela Cowles said...

I have been trying to find more low sugar or sugar free recipes. I can't wait to try this one!

Beth said...

Those are so cute! Mini-muffins are always so adorable.

Peggy said...

I love mini muffins - and with dates - even better!

Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels said...

These muffins are so cute! I love mini muffins and I especially love dates. YUM :)

Carolyn said...

I love mini muffins. They are just too cute. Love that these aren't over the top sweet!

RavieNomNoms said...

Anything mini I normally love! These are so cute...and they look fantastic too

Brooks at Cakewalker said...

Hi Kristin, It doesn't get much better than tiny and tasty...I'll have three please. One to taste, the second to affirm the deliciousness, and the third just because I can!

Noelle said...

These sound delicious! Simple yet delectable!

Eileen said...

I could eat a lot of those little mini's... They look baked to perfection!

mywanderingspoon said...

Sitting with my daughter and reading your post...she loves dates, lovely recipe:)

mywanderingspoon said...

Sitting with my daughter and reading your post...she loves dates, lovely recipe:)

Tiffany said...

Super cute! And the buttermilk probably makes them super fluffy!

Erin said...

What cute little muffins! I have never tried dates in a muffin before, but it sounds like it would be great!

The Farmers Wife said...

Those are just so adorable! I could eat them up... literally! ;-)

Torviewtoronto said...

flavourful delicious muffins looks wonderful

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