Date Nut Muffins

2 cups all-purpose flour                                             1 cup finely chpd. dates

¼ cup sugar                                                               ½ cup “     “ pecans

1 tsp. baking powder                                             1 cup milk

1 tsp. salt                                                               ¼ cup melted butter

1 egg                                                                             or oil

Grease and flour muffin cups.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Sift flour and add dry ingredients into medium bowl.  Beat egg and milk; mix well.  Melt butter or use oil.  Make a well in center of dry ingredients, slowly pour milk mixture, butter and stir with wisk; add dates and nuts.  Spoon batter into muffin pans, about ¾ full, and bake until golden brown, 20-25 minutes for large ones and about 12-15 minutes for mini muffins.  Makes about 12 large muffins or 24 mini muffins