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 Muffins
- 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)
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.