Herbed Cornmeal, Cranberry, Date Muffins

The second day of fall calls for a themed muffin.  Fall apple shreds keep these earthy, herbed muffins moist, while cranberries and dates lend a pop of sweetness and texture.

 

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups stoneground cornbread mix*
  • 1 ½ cups coconut milk
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 large apple, grated
  • ¼ cup chopped dates
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tsp fresh chopped thyme
  • 2 tsp fresh chopped rosemary

*Look for a brand that is Organic and Non-GMO in your grocery health food section or specialty grocer (recommend Bob’s Red Mill)

 

Preparation

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a muffin tin with non-stick spray.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the coconut milk, canola oil, egg, and apple.
  • Stir in the cornbread mix. Then gently stir in the dates, cranberries, thyme and rosemary.
  • Use a ¼ cup to scoop batter into the muffin tin, use extra batter to even out the batter in each tin.
  • Bake for 18 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 2-3 minutes.  Then use a butter knife to loosen edges and remove muffins onto a cooling rack.

 

Serving suggestions: Wrap in foil and pack as ride food, toast in a pan and serve with over easy egg on top, crumble into a pan with browned turkey sausage for a cornbread stuffing side.