Just like that crazy little bird in those commercials. He is always exclaiming “I’m Coco for Cocoa Puffs! Coco for Cocoa Puffs!”
….now that you have that song in your head — hehe, I know that you do :)…. When I sank my teeth into one of these babes, I became that crazy little bird! The only thing different was that I was exclaiming “I’m Coco for Choco-Date Muffins! Coco for Choco-Date Muffins!” 🙂
Coconut Chocolate Date Muffins
(based on an old recipe from the Vegetarian Times)
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup finely chopped dates
- 6 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce
- 2 tbsp coconut oil (or canola)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- *optional: 2-3 Tbsp honey, agave, or sweetener of choice
- shredded coconut to top muffins with
Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl.
Form a well in the center of the dry (like a wishing well) and add your wet ingredients into the hole.
Combine with a fork until all ingredients are incorporated.
Separate the batter into sprayed muffin tins. (each tin 2/3 full)
Bake for 15 minutess @ 375 degrees F, topping the muffins with the coconut half-way through baking.
Coco for Choco Date Muffins! 🙂