Date Muffins With Walnuts

Date Muffins With Walnuts

The Spruce / Preethi Venkatram

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 18 mins
Total: 33 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
245 Calories
9g Fat
38g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 245
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 264mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 110mg 8%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 163mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These tender, delicious date muffins are made with a hint of orange extract, but you may use vanilla extract instead if you prefer. But whether you use orange or vanilla, these muffins are a delightful way to start the day, or a perfect treat to enjoy with tea or coffee.


  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 large egg, beaten

  • 1 teaspoon orange, or pure vanilla extract

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 2/3 cup sugar

  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

  • 1 cup coarsely chopped dates

  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Date Muffins With Walnuts ingredients

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  2. Preheat oven to 400 F. Mix milk and egg together in a mixing bowl; add orange or vanilla extract.

    milk, egg, orange extract and vanilla extract in a bowl

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  3. Sift together the dry ingredients over a medium bowl: flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar.

    flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar in a bowl

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  4. Add to the milk and egg mixture. Mix until well moistened.

    batter in a bowl

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  5. Fold in walnuts and dates, then the melted butter, mixing just enough to blend.

    walnuts and dates added to the batter in the bowl

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  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 18 minutes, or until date muffins are nicely browned. 

    Date Muffins With Walnuts in muffin tins

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