Lemon Date Muffins

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"No, not a first-time date gone bad. These healthy muffins are good boys. So don't let the lemon/date combo throw you off - these muffins are moist and delicious. Wonder if you could sub orange zest and juice for a different flavor profile? Hmmmmmm, off to try! Recipe by Pat Duran, slightly tweaked."

Original recipe yields 12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (62.3 g)
  • Calories 166.4
  • Total Fat - 4.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 27.5 mg
  • Sodium - 175.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 28.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.9 g
  • Sugars - 11.6 g
  • Protein - 4.5 g
  • Calcium - 62.8 mg
  • Iron - 1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400^. Place cupcake papers in a muffin pan (cupcake pan). Spray papers with non-stick spray. Set aside.

Step 2

Combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl; mix to blend.

Step 3

In a separate medium bowl combine remaining ingredients. Mix well to combine. Add this to the flour mixture; batter will be dough-like.

Step 4

Divide batter in half in the bowl, then 1/2 again (makes it easier to evenly distribute). This should fill the paper cups to the top.

Step 5

Bake for 25 minutes - testing with a wooden toothpick.

Step 6

Cool completely.

Eat as is or you can frost with: 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon soft margarine, and enough lemon juice to make spreadable.

Tips & Variations

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