Honey Date Muffins

I don't know the Muffin Man, but I am in the muffin mode these days. When the Cherry Oatmeal Muffins I made recently were gone, I quickly made these Honey Date Muffins to fill the void. Muffins with fruit and nuts like these are a favorite breakfast of mine. This particular recipe was an accident of sorts because when I went looking for muffin ingredients I didn't have all my usual ones. My stash of dried fruit was depleted except for a package of dates, so these muffins were built around the ingredients I happened to have on hand.

Honey Date Muffins

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup honey
1 cup milk
1 egg
1/2 cup chopped dates
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare a 12-cup muffin pan by spraying with cooking spray or use paper liners. 
In a large bowl, whisk together whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
In a separate bowl, combine oil, honey, milk, and egg. Stir until well blended.
Add the wet ingredients to the flour mixture, stir just until the dry ingredients have been incorporated. Fold in the dates and walnuts.
Spoon batter into the prepared pan, dividing the batter evenly. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes. Cool in pan for 5 minutes, then continue cooling on a wire rack. Makes 12 muffins.

I would be surprised if the Muffin Man has baked anything better than these Honey Date Muffins!