Muffins make great dessert gifts, and it doesn't get much better than pineapple! Try this recipe for a unique muffin batch.
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 can (8 oz.) crushed pineapple
1 tbsp. grated orange peel
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 cup chopped dates
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, optional
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a large mixer bowl, beat together honey and butter for 1 minute. Beat in the egg, then undrained pineapple and orange peel. In a medium bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; stir into pineapple mixture until just blended.
Spoon batter into 12 greased muffin cups. Bake in a preheated oven for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool slightly in pan before turning out onto wire rack. Serve warm.
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