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Sticky Date Muffins

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Makes 6 – 12 muffins; prep time 40mins

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  • 1 cup of dried dates
  • ¼ cup boiling water
  • 1 large banana
  • 1 cup wholemeal Self Raising Flour
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Nutmeg or Cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C and grease a muffin tray.
  2. Place dates and boiling water in a small bowl and set aside.
  3. Place banana, flour, eggs, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla into a food processor and process until smooth and creamy.
  4. Add dates (with water) to the food processor and pulse to chop dates and mix.
  5. Pour batter into prepared muffin tray. Bake in oven for 20 – 30 mins, depending on the size of the muffins.
  6. Muffins are ready when they start to golden and the centre is firm to touch. Freezer friendly.

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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