I’m always looking for good recipes to use dates in because I ALWAYS have dates on hand for these. I guess it’s not a bad thing to only eat dates paired with bacon. However, I’m trying to branch out. These were easy to make and tasted yummy!
2 ripe bananas
1/2 cup vegetable oil (next time I’ll try replacing the oil with applesauce)
3/4 -1 cup chopped dates
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups self rising flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. of cinnamon (optional)
1 tsp. vanilla (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Lightly grease a muffin pan and set aside; you could also use baking cups if you like.
2. Mash bananas with a fork and mix well with remaining wet ingredients. In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients and add to wet ingredients until just combined.
3. Fill muffin cups 1/2-2/3 full. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until done.
4. Serve muffins with butter/jam or dress them up with some cream cheese frosting!
*While I thought these were moist and delicious, they tasted pretty close to regular banana muffins. The date flavor was very mild. Next time I make them I’m going to add at least 1 1/4 cups of chopped dates.