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Apple & Date Muffins (Dairy & Egg Free, Vegan)

Dairy Free, Vegan Apple & Date Muffins great for picnics or mid afternoon pick me ups alike!  Soft, spicy muffins full of juicy apple chunks and chewy date pieces all topped off with pretty apple slices.   Lovely with added hazelnuts for crunch or your favourite seed mix to keep them nut free.  The recipe also works perfectly with Gluten free Flours so no-one need miss out!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: Apple & Date, healthy breakfast, Post Workout Fuel, Vegan Breakfast
Servings: 6 Muffins
Author: Midge @ Peachicks' Bakery

Equipment

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

  • 150 g Self Raising Flour Wheat Flour or Gluten Free *
  • 1 tsp Ground Chia Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 2 Apples
  • 25 g Dates
  • 50 g Coconut Sugar
  • 2.5 tbsp Mixed Seeds

Liquid Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 170C and line a 6-hole muffin tin with cases.
  • Dice 1 of the apples into small cubes and finely slice the other one so you get pretty apple slices with the star in the middle. Set aside the slices for decoration.
  • Next roughly chop the dates and add to a small bowl with the apple chunks & a tablespoon of flour.
  • Into a large mixing bowl weigh out the flour and whisk in the ground chia seeds, ground spices and coconut sugar.
  • Next stir through the seed mix, apple chunks and chopped dates.
  • In a measuring jug, measure out the dairyfree milk & vegetable oil.
  • Slowly pour the Liquid Ingredients into the dry and stir until just mixed.
  • Divide into the 6 cases and gently push an apple slice onto the top of each muffin.  Add a light sprinkle of sugar and pop in the oven.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes until a skewer comes out clean.  (Just double check you haven't skewered a piece of fig and thats why its gooey!)

Notes

*GlutenFree Flour usually contains xanthan gum.  This recipe works really well with the Free From Fairy WholegrainFlour.  If you are using this add a tsp of xanthan gum into the dry ingredients before stirring.
***My Seed Mix***
  •  1tsp Chia Seeds
  •  1tsp Poppy Seeds
  •  1tbsp Sunflower Seeds
  •  1tbsp Pumpkin Seeds

Nutrition

Serving: 1muffin