Date Spice Muffins

You will need:

325 degree oven a muffin tin and papers
1 cup all – purpose flour
¼ cup brown sugar
1 ½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp ground ginger
pinch ground cloves
½ tsp salt
1/3 cup dried dates, pitted, chopped
zest from 1 orange
½ cup low fat yogurt
¼ cup milk
1 egg
2 T olive oil
In a bowl whisk the yogurt, milk, egg, olive oil and zest together. In a separate bowl combine the remaining ingredients and mix well. Fold the yogurt mixture into the flour just until it is combined being careful not to over mix.  Divide the batter into 6 paper lined muffin tins and bake for about 15 minute or when a toothpick inserted comes away clean.
You can add nuts or substitute different dried fruits. A fantastic muffin recipe with healthy fats, antioxidant-rich spices, and carbs to help “top off” your glycogen stores. A wonderful sweet treat or pre-workout snack. Enjoy!

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