Whole Wheat Date Nut Muffins


This is my latest favorite muffin recipe! I love to have healthy muffins on hand for a quick breakfast option. I freeze the muffins after they cool and reheat them for 1 minute in the microwave before eating.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
1 dozen


  • 1 serving cooking spray (Optional)

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • cup honey

  • ½ banana, mashed

  • ¼ cup canola oil

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tablespoons egg white

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 ½ cups whole wheat flour

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds, or more to taste

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, or more to taste

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 18 dates, pitted and chopped, or more taste

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease muffin tin with cooking spray or line with paper liners.

  2. Beat buttermilk, honey, mashed banana, canola oil, egg, egg white, and vanilla extract together in a bowl.

  3. Combine whole wheat flour, baking powder, flax seeds, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl. Mix in dates and walnuts. Pour in buttermilk mixture; mix batter until blended.

  4. Scoop batter into the prepared muffin tin.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool, about 15 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Substitute date molasses for the honey if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

249 Calories
9g Fat
39g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 249
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 219mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 95mg 7%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 277mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.