Toasted Oat Muffins with Apricots, Dates, and Walnuts


Toasting oats adds such great flavor to these muffins. I've tried them with chopped fresh apple and raisins too. Feel free to change up the fruits and nuts based on what you have on hand.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
12 muffins


  • 1 cup rolled oats

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 pinch ground allspice

  • cup toasted walnuts, chopped

  • cup chopped dried apricots

  • cup chopped dates

  • ½ cup butter, melted and cooled

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a muffin tin or line with paper liners.

  2. Spread oats on a rimmed baking sheet and place in the preheating oven until toasted and fragrant, 5 to 8 minutes.

  3. Mix toasted oats, flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, salt, and allspice in a large bowl. Add walnuts, apricots, and dates.

  4. Whisk melted butter, buttermilk, egg, and vanilla extract together in a separate bowl. Pour over the flour mixture and mix briefly until batter is combined. Scoop batter into the prepared pan.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool in the tin for 5 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

215 Calories
11g Fat
26g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 215
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 327mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 71mg 5%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 176mg 4%

* 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.

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