What if I told you that you can have breakfast on the go...and it involves cake? Or rather, muffins? Would that change your mind? I made these at the weekend for my Dad who decided he wanted to give breakfast a go but needed something he could take to work and eat at his desk...
Apple and Date Breakfast Muffins:
100g Wholemeal Flour
40g Muscovado Sugar
1.5 tsp baking powder
120g dried, chopped dates (un-sweeted is preferable)
1tsp mixed spice
1 eating apple
1 egg, beaten
100ml skimmed milk
Zest of half an orange
Preheat the oven to 180˚C/350˚F/gas mark 4.
Line 8 holes of a muffin tin with muffin cases or greaseproof paper. In a bowl, gently rub the butter into the flour to make fine crumbs. Add the sugar. Stir in the baking powder, chopped dates and spice.
In a separate bowl, grate the apple, including the peel, down to the core and combine it with the beaten egg, milk and orange zest.
Tip the wet mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined, but don't over mix.
Spoon the mixture into the prepared muffin tins and bake for 25 to 30 mins until golden on top and cooked through. Test they're cooked by inserting a skewer and checking it comes out clean.
Serve warm or cold.
Each Muffin contains 135 calories and 6.5g Fat.
Recipe from here
A batch was also made for my Grandad who loves dates and he declared them "the best muffins". Don't be put off by the dates though, when baked they take on a toffee like flavour!
Are you a breakfast skipper, or are you like me and need it for the most basic of functioning?
Do you have any portable breakfast recipes to share? I'm in the mood for experimentation!