Sugar Free Ginger and Date Muffins


It’s the start of the Busy Season here and what with seed sowing and orchestrating a huge School Fundraiser my blog has been sadly neglected. However, recently little ideas for posts have been popping into my head so hopefully I’m back on track again. I have to say I’ve a lot to blog about what with choosing trees for The Nuttery, sowing seeds for the Cut Flower Garden not to mention my plans for a Herb Garden (Aromatherapy and Tea) and of course the usual vege seed sowing. I’m exhausted just reading that list!

To even begin a To do List like that I highly recommend a little toothsome snack. It’s a Sugar Free Date and Ginger Muffin. Strictly speaking you will of course find sugar in the dates and the apple juice but…..for a pretty healthy, tasty option this little muffin is hits the spot! It’s such an easy recipe too; no butter to cream or melt just a little light date chopping and you’re halfway there.

To Do List Muffin

150g dates
140g self raising flour
1 egg
125ml apple juice
3 Tbsp veg oil
1/2 tsp powdered ginger


Sieve the flour and ginger into a bowl. Chop up the dates and add to the bowl. Mix all of the wet ingredients in a jug and pour over the dry ingredients.


Give it a mix but don’t go mad and over do it. Spoon into prepared muffin trays. Bake for 12 minutes at 200c.

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It’s a cute little cake and not too heavy. Just enough sweetness to give you a mid morning boost after an hour or two of gardening. So next time you’re staring at an endless To Do List make some of these to lighten the load!