Saturday, June 19, 2021

Cereal Date Muffins

These Cereal Date Muffins are moist, sweet and full of @naturespathorganic Flax Plus Multibran Flakes. Snag one while it's still warm for a mid morning snack - it's an excellent and nutritious pick me up!

Happy weekend! It still feels weird to be saying that, since for the last year and a half it's felt like time has no meaning. Then again, Saturdays still hold a little bit of magic even if we are still in this weird limbo of time and space! One of the things I love to do in my spare time is making muffins - they are like little promises for the future since they can be frozen, packed for lunches, grabbed mid morning or on the way home and always appreciated. 

Of course, if I'm baking muffins, I am always experimenting! I had a box of Nature's Path Flax Plus Multibran Flakes in my pantry that they had graciously sent me, and thumbing through one of my cookbooks I came across a muffin recipe using bran flakes instead of my usual "twig" or raw bran addition. Using that as a base, I set about adding flavour - namely with maple products (hey, I have to keep my Canadian card 😀) but also sweet, candy-like dates. The mixture comes together easily and while the resulting muffins aren't giant bakery-like superstars in appearance, they are absolutely what I think of when I think of muffins. The amount of fibre in these also helps keep you full for hours which is a bonus if, like me, you're always doing something! 

Thanks again to Nature's Path for the opportunity to create these treats!

Cereal Date Muffins
Makes 12
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup maple sugar (recommended) or brown sugar
1/2 cup applesauce
3 cups Nature's Path Flax Plus Multibran Flakes, crushed lightly
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp salt 
1/2 cup chopped dates
  1. In a bowl, combine the sugars, maple syrup, flaxseed, oat milk, applesauce and cereal, mixing well.
  2. Cover and let stand for 15 minutes.
  3. Heat the oven to 400F and grease a muffin pan.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients, mixing until just combined.
  5. Portion into the muffin cups and bake for 20-25 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.

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