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Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Makes about 6 muffins
Whole Wheat Atta/ Plain flour- 160 g
Brown Sugar- 60 g
Pitted Dates- 150 g
Butter- 5 tbsp
Flax seed- 1 tbsp ( powdered )
Baking powder- 1 1/2 tsp
Bicarbonate of soda- 1/4 tsp
Vanilla essence- 1 tsp
Boil some water, add the bicarbonate of soda and pour the boiling water on top of the dates until it looks well immersed. Cover it and let it rest for a whole night and for about 3 to 4 hours.
Beat the butter and sugar in a food processor until it looks creamy. Add the eggs one by one and continue beating it, add the soaked dates along with water and keep beating it. Add the sifted flour, flax seed powder, baking powder and vanilla essence, continue beating it until it looks well combined.
Preheat the oven to 190 degree Celsius. Divide the mixture equally between greased and lined muffin tray. I used a silicone mat, so I didn't have to line it. Bake it in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Remove it from the oven, let it cool in the wire rack for 5 minutes and serve it warm.
If you don't have muffin tray, you can also use normal round or square pan. Instead of whole wheat atta, you can also use plain flour. Flax seed can also be omitted if you couldn't get them.