Canada Day Muffins!

Happy Canada Day!

What is the #1 thing that comes up in your head when someone mentions Canada? Probably maple (or thank you) 🙂
Our first Canada Day celebration was all about maple (and thank yous).

These muffins were supposed to be cupcakes with maple butter-cream, but some things are just not meant to be. It was like someone was telling us “summer’s here, your summer body is not ready” 😉

The muffins were awesome! Zvonimir ate a couple while shooting this photo 😀 You’re lucky we had some left to show you.
(Z’s note: there was plenty to shoot and that’s where I get inspiration :P)

Fruit Nut Muffin

Fruit Nut Muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1⁄2 cup cranberries
  • 1 cup water
  • 1⁄2 cup butter, cut in pieces
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons golden yellow sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1⁄2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Instructions

In a saucepan over medium high heat, combine water, dates, cranberries, nuts and sugar.
Boil for 5 minutes until water absorbs and remove from heat.
Add chopped up butter and stir till butter is melted.
Transfer to large bowl and let cool.
Set oven to 170 °C (350 °F).
Grease and flour muffin cups or use paper liner.
Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir together flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder.
Spoon into muffin cups 2/3 to 3/4 full.
Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Maple! Thank you!

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