Baking Kinda Day

As the weather cools down here in Tasmania I’ve been getting the urge to bake.  Today was the perfect day for it, we had the fire lit by lunchtime and we were all shuffling around the house in our ugg boots.  We’ve recently made some much needed changes to our diet or should I say reintroduced some of these changes, it’s much harder to maintain an alternate diet when moving regularly and cooking in a caravan, so my efforts have slipped into the easy option.  We are now doing our best to be gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free so I have to look a little harder or just be a little more creative with my recipes.

I can’t remember where I came across this recipe but I used it to make a morning tea option for a Womens’ retreat I hosted many years ago and they were a huge hit so they have stayed in my collection of recipes ever since.

I do hope you enjoy these moist, super easy to make date muffins that ticked all of our dietary boxes and satisfied our need for a sweet something with our cup of tea today.

NB:  Coconut flour is a highly absorbent flour so the liquid content of the recipe needs to be quite high thus the 6 eggs in this recipe.  If you substitute the flour just bear this in mind and adjust accordingly.

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Ingredients

240gm dried dates

6 eggs

60gm  coconut oil or olive oil

1 medium ripe banana

2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

70gm coconut flour

1 tsp bicarb soda

120ml water

pinch salt

Thermomix Method

Preheat oven to 180 degrees

Line muffin trays

1. Add dates and coconut flour into the bowl and blitz until dates start to break up (8 secs, speed 7.5)

2.  Add banana, spices, bicarb soda, salt.  Combine well (3 secs, speed 6)

3. Add water, eggs and oil, blend until well combined (8 seconds, speed 6)

4. Fill muffin cases 3/4 full

5. Bake for 20 minutes or until they spring back when lightly pressed.

Conventional method

  1. Chop dates finely
  2. Add coconut flour, mashed banana, bicarb soda and salt.  Mix until well combined.
  3. Add water, eggs and oil, mix until well combined
  4. Follow step 4-5 in Thermomix method

Please enjoy and feel good for having a treat that’s not so bad for you.  These will keep well for a day or two so you can extend your enjoyment or pop them into your kids lunchbox as a nutfree treat .

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