Preheat the oven to 190/375/gas 5. Line a muffin tray with paper or silicone muffin cases. If you're using a cupcake tray & cases, don't forget they are smaller than muffins, so you may need a second tray if necessary and they'll need less time in the oven.
In a small bowl, cover the chopped dates with the boiling water and let sit until cool.
In a large bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, bicarb and salt, then add the sugar and chocolate pieces, stirring well.
In a jug beat the egg then add the oil and the dates along with the water the dates soaked in.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry, stir lightly just until no dry patches show. Spoon the mix immediately into the muffin cases and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the top is golden & the muffin springs back when pressed.
Let cool before freezing in individual freezer bags or storing in an air tight tin.
Date & Chocolate Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 262Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.