Date Nut Muffins

Amount

 Measure

 Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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 ------------

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1 1/2

 cups

 dates -- chopped

3

 cups

 boiling water

1/2

 cup

 unsalted butter

1/3

 cup

 brown sugar -- packed

1/3

 cup

 molasses

1

 cup

 2% milk

2

 large

 eggs

1

 teaspoon

 baking soda

1

 teaspoon

 baking powder

1

 teaspoon

 vanilla extract

1/4

 teaspoon

 salt

1

 teaspoon

 cinnamon

1/2

 teaspoon

 nutmeg

2 3/4

 cups

 all-purpose flour

1/2

 cup

 walnuts -- diced

 vegetable cooking spray


Heat oven to 350F.

Soak dates in boiling water until plumped up. Drain and let cool.

In large bowl cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Add milk, molasses, eggs, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and nuts. Mix until well blended.

Add flour and mix just until moistened.

Fold in dates.

Spray 12 muffin tins or line with paper liners and divide batter between them.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.

Notes: You can use pecans or any other nut you like in this recipe.

Makes 12 servings


Per Serving:
336 Calories; 12g Fat (31.9% calories from fat); 6g Protein; 52g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 58mg Cholesterol; 222mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 1/2 Grain (Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Fruit; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 2 Fat; 1 Other Carbohydrates.

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