For the first time in a long time, I made something without bananas!! But there is still fruit in these. Dates to the rescue! They’re amazing at sweetening food without using processed and refined sugars. Basically, they’re nature’s candy. Ooey and gooey, they’re like caramel. And I love them. So much. Especially when they’re baked with other things to make donuts! This is a great base to work with, and they can be customized so easily. I can’t wait to try more stuff with them. But, for now, I shall eat.
I usually make these muffins with chocolate chips, but I went the nut route this time. Does that sound dirty to you too? *wink* Anyway, these are absolutely delicious without the chocolate chips. They’re still sweet enough, but they aren’t too sweet. And the walnuts (which would be replaced with pecans if you want – or leave out altogether) give these a nice rich flavor. I love making up to two dozen of these from one batch, but you can also bake this into a loaf. And you can add other stuff if you want! The batter is a great base to let your imagination run wild. Enjoy!