Soft, moist and insanely delicious spice muffins sweetened with dates and apples. If you’ve never had this combination, you’re in for a treat!
It’s no secret that I adore muffins. If I had the choice, I will 10 out of 10 times reach for a big, plump muffin over a cupcake any day. They are just so decadent to me, soft, dense and always LOADED with flavour! These sweet apple date muffins are just that!
I had never had an apple date muffin before making these. Honestly had never even considered to pair these 2 flavours together and boy am I glad I did. Apple season is in full swing and although I bake with apples all year round, it’s always exciting to see the abundance of apple treats being shared.
These apple date muffins are super easy. Just a simple, no fuss recipe that uses the standard muffin method. I make these using a regular hand whisk and have them ready to be baked in the oven within minutes.
Components of these muffins
- Super fluffy and moist muffin crumb
- Chopped, sweetened and cinnamon-y infused apples
- Soft and tender dates
- Brown sugar – caramel undertone
- Cinnamon and vanilla flavours
The best part about these muffins, other than the incredible flavour, is that they are made with pantry staple ingredients. I use oil and buttermilk to achieve that desirable loose yet dense muffin crumb, and both of these ingredients contribute to the ease of this recipe.
The buttermilk is interchangeable with homemade sour milk which is just milk and vinegar. I don’t usually like to use this buttermilk substitute in my cakes but it work beautifully here.
The flavours of the cinnamon and apple paired with the dates, honestly you can’t imagine this flavour until you taste it. You can totally dress up these apple date muffins even more by adding more spices. Try ginger or cardamom and definitely toss in some chopped nuts. I like to use walnuts.
I really loved these muffins but what was more satisfying for me was that my little sister was actually able to enjoy them. She doesn’t like apple anything and not only did she eat these, she liked them 😄
The base recipe of these muffins is my go-to recipe. You just whisk the wet and dry together, and it yields wonderfully large muffins and tops. I love how simple and versatile it is and I’ve used it to make countless muffin flavours.
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I really hope you guys get a chance to try these and enjoy them 😍
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