Friday, September 3, 2010

Moist Banana, Dates & Nuts Muffins

I love muffins especially those moist and yet light ones. Having 2 boxes of dates at home ( the boss gave the staff each 2 boxes ) During the fasting month it is a blessing to give than to receive, but for me it is a blessing to receive these delectable sweet dates. I decided to use them in my muffins together with the ripe bananas at home . Added some brazilian nuts to it and the result ... moist banana, dates and nuts muffins . I love cakes with bananas and for this time I added some chopped dates and nuts to make it more delectable. For extra fragrant add in some nutmeg powder if you like :)

This is easy and I prefer making this to anything else for it doesn't need much washing . Well you are listening to a lazy and hard pressed for time lady....what else my drama is calling me - am watching Growing Through Life - a good rating drama - love all the casts in it..sorry I have digress a bit. Back to these mouth-watering muffins. You can whip this up in less than an hour. Baking time is about 18-20 mins. You will have the whole house smells like a bakery. Just kept a few for ourselves, the rest I gave to Claire and another colleague of mine....It is a blessing to give then to receive :) . Claire's daughter loves anything banana so I made this for her and kept a few for Daddy's dessert.

packed these for Claire :)))

moist and light and I love the aroma of nutmeg and banana...
the sweet dates and nuts gave extra oomph to these muffins

Moist Banana, Dates & Nuts Muffins

Ingredients :

1 ½ cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 tsp nutmeg powder * optional
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
½ teaspoon salt
5 bananas (mashed)
¾ cup white sugar 
1 egg (lightly beaten)
1/3 cup butter (melted)

7 dates - chopped into tiny bits
1/4 cup of chopped toasted brazilian nuts


Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees and grease 10 muffin cups (or line with muffin papers). In a large bowl mix 1 ½ cups flour, baking powder, baking soda , nutmeg powder and salt. In a separate bowl beat together bananas, sugar, egg , vanilla extract and melted butter. Stir banana mixture , dates and nuts into the flour mixture just until moist and combined. Spoon batter into prepared muffins cups. Place into the oven and bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

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  1. Brazillian nuts??
    May I know where did you get them in Ipoh?
    I love these, but have only eaten them once in a mixed nut pack.

  2. moist banana muffins are the best :D

  3. can get the nuts from this shop called Jun Lim - Tel. 012-5100422/012-5239896. It opens daily inclusive of sundays from 9am to 5pm . It is near to Tow Boo Keong Temple near Pasir Pinji. I have forgotten the road name :p do call them up and ask for direction :)

  4. Grub....yup I love banana cakes/muffins especially moist type :p

  5. Lovely muffins. If I can remember, Jun Lim is at Jln Chung Ah Meng.

  6. Wenn.....thanks :) this muffin is moist and yet light. A keeper for sure :)

    Cheah....I must remember it then :) I always dun bother abt road names :)

  7. Guess what? I tried making these banana muffins! Turned out to be quite nice! Am so happy as it's rather easy to make! Yay! Thank you for sharing! Hugs -- Piggy Cuz

  8. Hi Piggy are welcome :) glad you want to try this out and even happier it turned out nice for you :)

  9. Elin, where's my comment? Went missing again!!! Alamak! Anyway, glad that you got the dates for free. haha... You did mentioned you wanted to get some from the market before this. Btw, your fan Lena. I visited her blog. Very lovely!
    Goodnight, Kristy

  10. Kristy....don't know what happened to your comment :p yup got them free frm the boss. Every year we get 2 boxes each :) so can make them into cuppies or just eat as dessert :) Oh ya Lena has a lovely blog. Love all the recipes there :)

  11. hey..can i come and take them now.. tomorrow i m on leave la.. can can???

  12. What a great blog!

    Have a nice time!