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Date and Walnut Muffins with Cinnamon

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These date and walnut muffins are a warm and spiced treat to enjoy! This quick and easy muffin recipe is perfect for breakfast or snack. 


plate with date walnut muffins
These date and walnut muffins are  warm and comforting, but not filled with tons of butter, sugar and oil. They are slightly healthy… but still hearty and delicious.

How to make date and walnut muffins

For the full recipe, please scroll down to the recipe card, but here is a general overview of the method used to make these muffins:
  1. Whisk together the dry ingredients.
  2. Add the liquids to the mixing bowl and mix to combine.
  3. Stir in the chopped dates and walnuts.
  4. Spoon the mixture into a prepared muffin pan.
  5. Sprinkle the tops with a little brown sugar
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  7. Enjoy!
Date and walnut muffins with cinnamon are e a real treat to eat, especially warmed with a slight smear of butter!
close up of muffins with dates and walnuts

These are a great muffin recipe for kids to help you bake!

  • Younger kids can help you measure and mix ingredients.
  • Older kids can help you chop the dates and spoon the batter into the muffin pan.

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plate with date walnut muffins

Cinnamon, Date, and Walnut Muffin Recipe

Yield: 9 muffins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These cinnamon, date, and walnut muffins have a lovely flavor that is perfect for breakfast!


  • 150 grams flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 50 grams brown sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 cup dates, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar, for topping


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon, and oats.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, and oil.
  4. Pour the liquids into the dry ingredients and mix to combine.
  5. Add the chopped dates and walnuts and mix to combine.
  6. Spoon the mixture into prepared muffin cups.
  7. Sprinkle the tops with the 1 tbsp of brown sugar
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes.



Store these muffins covered, at room temperature, for 3-4 days.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 9 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 216Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 67mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 2gSugar: 12gProtein: 4g

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Wednesday 10th of November 2021

I hate cup measurements, please give clear quantities, I guess cups is an American way, but I am an awful cook who requires accuracy and cups is way too problematic. Thanks.


Sunday 3rd of July 2022

@Bunny, Look it up online. It's all there.


Thursday 18th of June 2020

What are the milk and oil quantities in mls. I think my tablespoons must be smaller than yours as mixture was far to dry... easier if have mls or cups (my cup = 250mls) thanks :-)


Friday 13th of January 2023

@susan, It would be 45ml (3 Tbsp) of each. When I made these I ended up adding another 2 Tbsp of milk as my dough was also too dry to mix well.


Sunday 23rd of February 2020

What is 50 grams of brown sugar & 150 grams flour in cups?

Thank you.



Wednesday 4th of March 2020

Hi Linda! 50 grams of brown sugar is about 1/4 of a cup, and 150 grams of flour is about 1 cup, depending on how you scoop and measure it! Make sure the brown sugar is packed, and the flour is light and fluffy and scoop it into the measuring cup!

Guru Uru

Tuesday 27th of March 2012

These muffins are so decadent and delicious - the photos tell me for sure I need them in my breakfast :)


Tuesday 27th of March 2012

These muffins would definitely give me enough energy to take on the rest of the day :DWhat a stunning recipe!

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