Saturday, April 9, 2011

Oatmeal Date Muffins for Breakfast

Life is good when there are homemade muffins for breakfast. Especially when the muffins contain dates. Dates have become one of my favorite add-ins. Dates have a wonderful texture, they just kind of melt into a pocket of sweet, chewy goodness. I purchase dates from King Arthur Flour, they are pitted, chopped and ready to use. Enjoy.

Oatmeal Date Muffins for Breakfast
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon fresh nutmeg
1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
2/3 cup chopped dates
1 stick butter, melted and cooled
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg, beaten

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a 12 cup muffin tin with Pam or use cupcake liners.
Mix together the rolled oats, flour, brown sugar, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, walnuts and dates,. In a separate bowl mix together the buttermilk, egg, vanilla extract, and butter.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry mixture and stir together. Be sure not to over-stir, about 10 seconds of stirring should do; just enough to bring the ingredients together.
Scoop batter into prepared muffin tins.  I use my large Pampered Chef Scoop. Bake for 18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Rotate muffin tin at 9 minutes. Cool in the pan for a minute or two before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Recipe inspired by Simply Recipes


Jan Marie said...

I love dates too. Wish my family did.

Mary said...

I haven't had date muffins in ages. Yours look wonderful. I am rather new to your blog and have spent some time browsing through your earlier entries. I really like the food and recipes you feature here and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Kayte said...

Dates and buttermilk, this is going on my print out list (I can pretend I don't see those walnuts in the recipe just They look really wonderful. No, really, really wonderful! Happy Sunday!

Cooking Gallery said...

This sounds like a great idea for breakfast! My husband would especially love this as he loves dates!

DoleValleyGirl said...

Cindy, Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking the time to comment on my applesauce spice muffin recipe post. :) I always like to visit the blogs of the folks who leave comments, and love it when I find a great recipe to try for my daughter's and my Muffin Monday fun. We already had a recipe picked out for next Monday, but I think we're going to go with this recipe of yours; I'll link back here, of course. Thanks for the inspiration! Blessings, ~Lisa