963- Date and Walnut Muffins / مافن بالتمر والجوز
For the date paste
160g (6 Oz) dates, pitted and chopped
150ml (1/2 cup) boiling water
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
For the cupcakes
80g (2/3 cup) AP flour
80g (2/3 cup) whole wheat flour
Pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
8g (2 teaspoons) baking powder
2 medium eggs
100g (7 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted
40g (1.5 Oz) walnuts, chopped
Step 1: Preparing the date paste
1- Place the dates, baking soda and boiling water in a heat proof bowl. Mix then set aside for 15 minutes.
2- Place the date mixture in a blender, then blend until smooth.
Step 2: Preparing the muffins
3- Preheat the oven to 180°C/ 356°F.
4- In a bowl, whisk together the AP flour, whole wheat flour, salt, cinnamon, and baking powder.
5- In a second bowl, place the eggs, butter, and date paste, then whisk using an electric egg beaterfor 5 minutes until the mixture is thick.
6- Add the flour mixture, then whisk to combine.
7- Add the walnuts, then mix using a spatula.
8- Butter muffin molds, then fill them up 2/3 of the way with the batter. Bake for 20 minutes and enjoy!