*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                              Date-Nut Muffins
 
 Recipe By     : Luby’s Cafeteria
 Serving Size  : 24   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : New Formats
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      cups          dates -- chopped
    2      cups          water
    2      teaspoons     baking soda
    1      cup           margarine
    2      cups          sugar
    2      large         eggs
    3 1/3  cups          flour
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
    2      teaspoons     vanilla extract
    2      cups          pecan pieces -- coarsely chopped
 
 In large saucepan combine dates, water and baking soda.  Bring to a boil.
 Remove from heat and set aside to cool completely.  
 
 Preheat oven to 350.  Grease two 12 hole muffin pans with solid vegetable
 shortening or spray with a nonstick spray and set aside.  Cream margarine
 and sugar together in large bowl of mixer until light and fluffy.  Beat in
 eggs.  Add flour and salt, beating until just combined.  On low speed, beat
 in date mixture, vanilla and pecans.  Fill prepared muffin pans 3/4 full
 with batter and bake 20-25 minutes.  Makes 2 dozen muffins.
 
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