Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Banana Date Muffins

Good morning!! We had muffins with Dorie yesterday (and weren't they delicious!); today we are having more muffins - banana date muffins to be precise.

This recipe comes from the Perth Diet Clinic, and is perfect for diabetics, but also for people like me who want to try and stop spare tyre spread before it goes further. You can find the recipe here.

These muffins are a cinch to make, and are a great way to use up those aging bananas languishing in your fruit bowl. They also taste scrummy. I love dates, even just the cheap cooking dates, so I am in for any recipe that incorporates them.

I wouldn't say that these muffins are as wonderful as Dorie's buttery allspice crumb muffins with their crispy streusel topping, but they are pretty damn fine, and a more diet-friendly alternative if you are watching your weight or have special dietary needs. This makes them a winner in my books.

Have a great Wednesday!


Jennifer said...

LOL@ "spare tire spread"...I am already there!

These sound delicious...whenever I hear of Perth, I always think of Heath Ledger.:(

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Cool! I definitely need a diet friendly recipe after the Sydney Food Festival that's been going on lol

Anonymous said...

It's always good to find a diet firendly muffin recipe. Thanks for sharing!

Emily said...

Do these use up six bananas? Because that's how many I have that need to be used. haha.

I love that date-banana combo. Sounds so good!

Palidor said...

Once in a while, it's nice to eat baked goods that aren't so rich and buttery. Banana muffins are perfect that way. These look lovely!

adele said...

These look like muffin muffins, rather than cake masquerading as a muffin. I wouldn't feel like it would be overkill to eat one with butter and jam. :)

Gloria said...

Whats really lovely Muffins dear Cake Law I love muffins! xxgloria

Anita said...

Mmmm.. muffins - and diet-friendly too! nice work!

Anonymous said...

I love dates, and using orange juice in the muffins sounds so good! Love that these are low fat!

The Blonde Duck said...

I love any and all muffins.

Brenda said...

Oooo I love that these are guilt-free!!!

Cakelaw said...

LOL Jennifer - I am creeping stealthily up - tried n some jeans on the weekend that were too firm for comfort! Heath was a legend.

LOL Lorraine - looks as if you've had a good time though.

's OK Ellie - my pleasure.

Hi Em, only 3 bananas - so you could make a double batch!

Thanks Palidor - definitely sweet and delicious without being OTT.

LOL Adele - that's right, butter and jam on these would be just fine.

Thanks Gloria :)

Hi Anita - just what I need at present!

Hi Jill, I am a date fan - part of my large backside is due to the fact that I have been consuming dates by the packetful.

Hi Duckie , you'd like these!

Hi Bren, me too!