On her blog The Shiksa in the Kitchen, Tori Avey explains that she tried to incorporate the Seven Species mentioned in the Torah into these muffins for Tu B'Shvat. They are: wheat, barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives, and dates.
What I had was whole wheat flour, dried barley, two fig newtons and olive oil. Also on hand was an applesauce pouch, cinnamon and honey (but not date honey).
I came up with a good recipe, and I enjoyed my scones. My daughter said she didn't like the one she tried. And by virtue of her not liking it, my son said he didn't like it without even trying it!
I say stick with this tried and true muffin recipe, and make them for Tu B'Shvat. Just make sure you get the right ingredients!
Posted by Rachel Teichman