This date nut muffins recipe is so good. They are so moist and hearty that you will be satisfied once you eat one! But not too satisfied that you won’t want another muffin, just not in the same sitting.
Date nut muffins, how I love thee. Let me count the ways…..
Let’s start off by saying what’s in them. These lovelies have dates, prunes, raisins, butter, flour, egg, baking soda, salt and walnuts. How can you go wrong?
These muffins are super moist, so tasty and really easy to make. The hardest you have to work is cutting up the dates and prunes but that is still simple.
And one of the perks of these muffins is there isn’t any added sugar.
My mom used to make these little beauties and I have always enjoyed eating them. Just picture yourself opening up a muffin and slathering either butter or cream cheese on them while they are still warm.
It’s such a wonderful way to start the morning. OR, have one for an afternoon snack. They are so satisfying. And other than the butter, they are healthy and packed with fiber.
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How to make date nut muffins
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Gather the ingredients – gather the dates, prunes, raisins and butter.
Chop the dates and prunes in smallish pieces.
Add the dried fruit to the saucepan with water and boil them for 10 minutes.
Add butter and salt and heat it until the butter has melted. Take the saucepan off the heat.
Chop the walnuts, it’s okay for some of the pieces are bigger than others.
Gather the spelt flour and baking soda.
Combine the flour and baking soda in a medium mixing bowl.
Pour the date mixture on top of the flour, along with the chopped walnuts, whisked eggs and vanilla.
Mix together with a rubber spatula and make sure it’s mixed thoroughly, without any flour clumps.
Spoon the muffin batter into the muffin cups.
I like bigger muffins, so I usually make 9. But if you like smaller muffins, make the 12.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Let the muffins cool in the pan for at least 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack.
I break a muffin open.
I butter the muffin.
I hope you enjoyed this date nut muffins recipe!
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Delish Date Nut Muffins
For the Date Muffins
- 1 cup dates chopped
- 1/2 cup prunes chopped
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 eggs whisked
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup walnuts chopped
Cook the fruit
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Put dates, prunes and raisins in a saucepan with water. Bring to a boil and cook for 10 minutes.1 cup dates, 1/2 cup prunes, 1/2 cup raisins, 1 cup water
- Lower heat and add butter and salt and take off the heat once butter melts.1/2 cup butter, 1/4 teaspoon salt
- In a small mixing bowl, add eggs and vanilla and whisk until combined.2 eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour and baking soda.1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 cup flour
- Add date mixture, egg mixture and walnuts to the dry ingredients and mix with a rubber spatula until moistened.1/2 cup walnuts
- Check with cake tester to see if done. Let cool for 5 minutes in the muffin tin before removing to a wire rack to cool.
- Slather a muffin with butter.
From lighting up stages with her BA in theater to crafting delightful dishes and cocktails, Elaine Benoit's journey is a testament to passion's transformative power. As the CEO of Dishes Delish, she offers a blend of healthy, comforting recipes and exquisitely crafted cocktails. Beyond the kitchen, Elaine voiced her culinary adventures on her podcast, "Dishing," and co-owns Food Blogger Help, extending her expertise to guide budding food bloggers to success. Whether it's for a heartwarming dish or insights into food blogging, Elaine's diverse experiences make her a beacon in the culinary digital landscape.