not necessary, but I usually toss in a pinch of salt and cinnamon if I have them around
not necessary, but chocolate chips are 👌🏼
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease a muffin tin.
Mix all ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth.
Pour batter into muffin tin (you should have enough for 10-12 standard size muffins). Top with chocolate chips if you want.
Bake for 15-20 minutes. Store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
We used Dole whole pitted dates which are very soft, similar to medjool dates. Medjool dates also work in this recipe. If you need to soften the dates a bit, just soak in some warm water before putting the blender. This is especially helpful if you have a less-than-awesome blender.
Recipe by Pinch of Yum at http://pinchofyum.com/banana-bread-muffins