Sunday, March 17, 2013
Recipe // Date Oat Chocolate Chip Muffins
Date Oat Chocolate Chip Muffins
adapted from Eating Well
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons rolled oats
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup flaxseeds, ground
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup buttermilk (or almond milk plus 1/4 of a lemon, squeezed)
1/2 cup applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup chopped, pitted dates
1/3 cup chocolate chips or more
Preheat oven to 400.
In a small toaster oven, I toasted the cup of rolled oats and walnuts for 6 minutes or so. Let cool.
Whisk whole wheat flour, ground flaxseeds, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.
Whisk eggs and brown sugar in a small bowl till smooth. Whisk in buttermilk (or substitute), applesauce, and vanilla. Add to the dry ingredients until incorporated. Fold in dates, oats, walnuts, and chocolate chips.
Once in muffins tins, sprinkle with the 2 tablespoons oats. Bake for 15-20 minutes or golden brown.