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This originally started off as a recipe for sticky date puddings.  However, I found that the puddings actually make a great muffin for breakfast or as a snack in the middle of the day.  I’ve never been a fan of dates, so I was skeptical at first – but you actually don’t even notice that they’re there!

Makes 12

Flourless Date Muffins | ThermomixIngredients

370g almonds

300g pitted dates

80g boiling water

1 1/2 tsp baking soda

25g butter, quartered

75g light olive oil

1 tsp vanilla essence

3 eggs

75g yoghurt


1. Preheat oven to 180C and grease a 12-hole muffin tin; set aside

2. Put 180g of the almonds into the Thermomix bowl and mill with the measuring cup (MC) on for 6 seconds/Speed 8; remove to a bowl and repeat with the remaining almonds

3. Put dates into an empty Thermomix bowl and chop with the MC on for 8 seconds/Speed 7

4. Add water and heat with the MC off for 7 minutes/100C/Speed 1

5. Chop the dates with the MC on for 12 seconds/Speed 4

6. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, add baking soda, butter, oil and vanilla and mix with the MC on for 10 seconds/Speed 3

7. Add eggs and yoghurt and mix with the MC on for 5 seconds/Speed 3

8. Add milled almonds and mix with the MC on for 30 seconds/Speed 5

9. Divide mixture into each hole of the muffin tin and bake on the middle tray for 20-25 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean

Tips and Hints

1. Put leftover muffins in the freezer and defrost overnight in the fridge before use

2. Use these muffins for a sticky date pudding – serve warm with a caramel sauce made using this recipe