Sticky Date & Apple Muffins

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READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 4-6
YIELD: 7 muffins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 180 deg celciuis. Place your silicone muffin form onto a metal tray.
  • Cut the dates into small pieces with a kitchen scissors.
  • Peel, core and quarter the apple, then cut into smaller pieces.
  • Melt the butter in a microwave safe 1 litre jug for 1 minute on high.
  • (800 watts) & set aside.
  • Sift the flour & baking powder into a large bowl. Stir in the sugar and coconut with a spoon.
  • Whisk the egg and sour cream into the cooled butter.
  • Using a spatula fold the fruit and wet ingredients through the flour mix until well combined.
  • Spoon the mixture into your muffin form, filling each one to the top. Bake for 25 minutes, or until golden brown and firm. Allow to stand for 3 minutes before turning out.
  • Serve drizzled with the light caramel sauce.
  • LIGHT CARAMEL SAUCE.
  • Combine the ingredients in a 1 litre microwave safe jug. Microwave for 4 minutes, uncovered, on medium high (650 watts), stirring regularly until the sauce lightly coats the back of a spoon. Serve warm.
  • NOTES:
  • Work quickly once the wet & dry ingredients are combined. The quicker the muffin is in the oven, the better the end result. Do not over mix, however this particular mixture is very thick (to produce a nice sticky muffin) and does need a thorough stirring to combine ingredients. Will keep well for 2 days stored in an airtight container.
  • I add a teaspoon of balsamic vinegar or balsamic glaze to the caramel sauce once cooked- it cuts through the sweetness.
  • For the sour cream I just add a teaspoon of vinegar to normal cream if I don't have sour cream.
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