pear and sticky date muffins

Blog Pear And Sticky Date Muffins
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Makes about 12


  • 1 and a half cups of pitted dates
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 300ml boiling water
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 over ripe pears, mashed or blended
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup of wholemeal self raising flour
  • 1/2 cup plain flour


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius and put patty pans in a muffin tin
  2. Finely dice dates or blend using a food processor and place in a bowl
  3. Sprinkle baking soda on top of dates, then pour over boiling water
  4. Stir and let stand for 5 minutes
  5. In a separate bowl, combine oil, eggs, pear and vanilla and beat lightly,
  6. Combine with date mixture and flours,  stir until combined
  7. Pour batter into muffin tin and bake for about 25 minutes. Check muffins with a skewer


Serving suggestion: serve muffin in the middle of some sliced strawberries

Try sprinkling some coconut or a slice of pear on the top before baking

When you don’t have pears, try using over-ripe bananas or apple sauce instead



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