Dates Almond Oats Cupcakes

My 7 year old is a very active little guy who loves to run around entire day. I have tried giving him healthy food, but he is not great when it comes to eating. The other day I was discussing about healthy snack bars with a friend. I have to make an honest effort hereafter to make energy packed snack bars for him. But as a first step, I thought of making some cupcakes for him, which I could give him after school. The dates almond oats cupcakes came out so good, I had to note down the recipe.

My initial plan was to make dates cake. But then I thought cupcakes would be more interesting for them. I started modifying the recipe to make it little bit more wholesome. I added almonds, oats and butter, since he definitely needs some protein and fats in his body. I used mejdool dates which are quite sweet, so reduced the sugar amount. Finally used wheat flour (chapati atta) instead of all purpose flour for some more added nutrition. My 3 year old was helping me make these, so I asked him to add some chocolate chips. They loved the cupcakes, I think I am ready to make a second batch soon(when I can find energy and time).

Pictorial:
Heat dates, almond, oats with milk and grind.

Mix all other ingredients. Top with chocolate chips.

Bake at 350F.

Dates Almond Oats Cupcakes
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Serves: 16 medium
Nutritious and tasty cupcakes for kids after school snacks.
Ingredients
  • 16 mejdool dates (use any kind)
  • ½ cup almonds
  • ½ cup oats (regular kind)
  • 1 and ½ cup whole milk
  • ½ cup salted butter
  • 1 tea spn baking soda
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ⅔rd cup wheat flour
  • Cupcake liners
  • Chocolate chips(optional)
Instructions
  1. Take the dates(after removing pits), almonds and oats in a bowl. Add milk to it.
  2. Heat it for few mins till the milk is warm (I microwaved for 2 mins).
  3. Grind to smooth paste (does not have to be too smooth).
  4. Now add melted butter and mix.
  5. Then add sugar, baking soda, flour, mix well.
  6. Line the cupcake pan with liners and fill them to about ¾th.
  7. Top with chocolate chips.
  8. Preheat oven at 350F for about 10mins.
  9. Bake for about 30mins or till a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Store in air tight container

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