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Give chocolate muffins a delicious twist by crowning them with luscious chopped dates, crunchy macadamias and exotic dukkah – yum!

Ingredients – makes 12

2 1/4 cups self raising flour, sifted

1/2 cup cocoa powder, sifted

1 cup caster sugar

3/4 cup dark chocolate chips

1/2 cup canola oil

2/3 cup milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 free-range eggs

10 dried dates, pitted and chopped

10 whole macadamia nuts, chopped (optional)

40g Table of Plenty Macadamia Dukkah

Method

1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a 12-hole, 1/3 cup-capacity muffin pan with paper cases.

2. Combine self raising flour, cocoa, sugar and dark chocolate chips in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre. In a separate bowl, whisk the canola oil, milk, vanilla and free range eggs.

3. Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients well and fold together using a wooden spoon. Stir until just combined; don’t over-mix, otherwise the muffins will be hard.
Spoon mixture into paper cases and top with chopped dates and 1 tsp of Table of Plenty Macadamia Dukkah. Additional chopped macadamia nuts can also be added.

4. Place in preheated oven and bake for 25 minutes or until firm to touch. Test with bamboo skewer inserted into the centre; if it comes out clean, they are ready. Allow to rest in muffin pan for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

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