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  • 0.8 serves of fruit per 
  • per muffin
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3 medium apples, finely chopped
200g dates, chopped
1 cup boiling water
50g margarine*
⅔ cup brown sugar
2–3 tsp of mixed spice or cinnamon
1 egg
1 rounded tsp baking soda
1 rounded tsp baking powder
2 cups plain flour (white or wholemeal, or a mixture)

* Dairy free if using a dairy free margarine

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Step 1
Pre-heat the oven to 180°C. Prepare muffin tins by greasing with margarine or spraying with oil. Boil some water.

Step 2
Place chopped apples and dates in a bowl, then add boiling water, margarine and sugar. Mix till the margarine has melted and the sugar has dissolved.

Step 3
When fruit mixture is warm, not hot, add spice and egg and mix well.

Step 4
Add the baking soda, baking powder and flour. Mix, but do not over beat once flour goes in. If the final mixture is too dry, add a little water.

Step 5
Spoon mixture into muffin tins leaving some room for mixture to rise.

Step 6
Bake immediately for 15 minutes or until the top is golden and springs back when touched.




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