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Apple Date Oatmeal Muffins

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apple date oatmeal muffins are simple and sweet muffins baked with quick oats and flour. Filled fresh chunky apple bits and dates, it is a feel good muffin recipe. The orange zest and orange juice balane the spicy sweetness of apples and cinnamon with a tangy twist.
Ingredients
  Quick oats 175 Milliliter
  Firmly packed light brown sugar 5 Medium
  Cinnamon 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  All purpose flour 235 Milliliter
  Granulated sugar 25 Milliliter
  Baking powder 10 Milliliter
  Grated orange zest 15 Milliliter
  Orange juice 125 Milliliter
  Egg 1
  Margarine 50 Milliliter
  Apple 1 Small
  Dates 8 Medium
Directions

In a small skillet over medium heat, cook 1/3 cup (75 mL) oats, stirring often, for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden.
Remove from heat and stir in brown sugar and cinnamon.
Set aside for topping.
In a large bowl, combine remaining oats, flour, sugar and baking powder.
Make a well in the center.
In another bowl, combine zest, juice, egg and margarine.
Add to the flour mixture, stirring just until moistened.
Fold in apple and dates.
Spoon batter into prepared muffin tin, filling cups two-thirds full.
Sprinkle with topping.
Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy

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