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Strawberry muffin with a twist (strawberry, zucchini and apple muffin)
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Strawberry muffin with a twist (strawberry, zucchini and apple muffin)

30 minutes (15 minutes)

​Makes 10 muffins (1 serve = 1 muffin)

  • 1/4 cup pureed dates
  • 2 small zucchini
  • 1 large green apple
  • 2 medium size bananas
  • 2 cups wholemeal self raising flour
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 10 strawberries, halved
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C. Lightly grease a 12 hole non-stick muffin pan or line with paper cases.
  2. To make pureed dates, place dates and 1 tablespoon of water in a small food processor and blitz until pureed. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, grate the zucchini and apple.
  4. In a separate bowl, mash the bananas.
  5. In a large bowl, mix flour, olive oil, cinnamon and pureed dates. Add the zucchini, apple and banana. Be careful not to overbeat the mixture or the muffins will become tough.
  6. Spoon the mixture into muffin trays and place a strawberry on top of each muffin. Sprinkle with coconut.
  7. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until lightly browned.

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