Donna Hay:


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Cooks up some scrump­tious home­made muffins

These de­li­cious baked treats are the per­fect snack to get you through the af­ter­noon. 21/2 cups (375g) self-rais­ing flour

3/4 cup (165g) caster su­gar

1 tea­spoon ground cin­na­mon

1 cup fresh dates (about 12), pit­ted and chopped

1/2 cup (809) sul­tanas

1/2 cups (185g) gra­nola

1/2 cup (125m1) light-flavoured ex­tra vir­gin olive oil

3/4 cup (180m1) milk

2 eggs

2 tea­spoons vanilla ex­tract

4 small Granny Smith ap­ples, peeled and grated maple syrup, to serve

STEP 1 Pre­heat the oven to 180°C. Place the flour, su­gar, cin­na­mon, dates, sul­tanas and 1 cup (125g) of the gra­nola in a large bowl and mix to com­bine.

STEP 2 Add the oil, milk, eggs, vanilla and ap­ple and mix un­til just com­bined.

STEP 3 Di­vide the mix­ture be­tween 12 x ½-cup-ca­pac­ity (125ml) muf­fin tins lined with pa­per cases and top with the re­main­ing gra­nola. Cook for 28–30 min­utes or un­til cooked when tested with a skewer.

STEP 4 Re­move muffins from the tins and set aside to cool on a wire rack. Driz­zle with the maple syrup to serve. Makes 12.

``the per­fect snack for an af­ter­noon treat´´

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