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Walnut Date Muffins

These muffins freeze well; defrost individually for a quick and easy breakfast.

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  • Servings: 12
Walnut Date Muffins

Source: Body+Soul, October 2006


  • 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour, spooned and leveled
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  • 1/3 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons pumpkin-pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup light (mild) molasses
  • 6 tablespoons light olive, canola, or safflower oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup pitted dates, coarsely chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a 12-cup standard muffin tin with paper liners. In a large bowl, whisk together the flours, brown sugar, pumpkin-pie spice, baking soda, and salt.

  2. In a separate bowl combine milk, molasses, oil, and eggs; stir into dry ingredients, mixing just until moistened. Fold in walnuts and dates.

  3. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of a muffin comes out clean, 20 to 23 minutes. Cool 5 minutes in pan, and then remove and cool to room temperature.


Reviews (19)

  • sherrimaec 7 Mar, 2014

    Carol's sorghum blend is the best GF flour blend there is in my opinion. The best way to substitute GF flour for regular flour is by weight. Use the same weight of GF flour as the weight of the regular flour. I add about 1/2 tsp xanthan gum per cup of flour and double the vanilla in the recipe. I'm going to try this right now.

  • cerine 31 Dec, 2010

    SylviaP, I did not try this recipe in particular with gluten free flour , but I always use a mixture of Buckwheat flour and Rice flour as a substitute. It takes few trials to adjust the amount of flour to be substituted for each recipe.

  • SylviaP 23 May, 2010

    Would anyone know how to make this Gluten free?

  • AAlliston 3 Apr, 2010

    I did not have enough walnuts on hand so made up the difference with shredded coconut. It added some nice sweetness and texture.

  • Serendipity10 3 Mar, 2010

    I agree...:Nutritional content would be SO helpful". Is that something that you can provide links to?

  • its4connie 2 Nov, 2009

    Nutritional content would be SO helpful!

  • robingdiamond 28 Sep, 2009

    Second one I have clicked on and NO RECIPE!

  • Bridomom 24 Sep, 2009

    The recipe is not showing for me, either. Only the Prep

  • maidenmaui 24 Sep, 2009

    So where is the recipe? Do the people ever read these comments? PLEASE FIX!

  • boncuisinier 12 Jun, 2009

    Nutrition info found at:'s recipe analyzer.

    Nutrition Facts - Serving Size 83 g
    Amount Per Serving

    Calories 299
    Calories from Fat 142
    Total Fat 15.8g
    Saturated Fat 1.3g
    Cholesterol 36mg
    Sodium 223mg
    Total Carbohydrates 35.8g
    Dietary Fiber 2.5g
    Sugars 19.1g
    Protein 6.5g

    Vitamin A 1% n n n Vitamin C 1%
    Calcium 6% n n n Iron 11%

    Nutrition Grade B
    * Based on a 2000 calorie diet

  • HawthorneandLeonard 18 Mar, 2009

    I made these this morning, but I found that 400F for 20-23 minutes burnt the muffins a bit. The next batch I made I reduced the time to 18 minutes and they still burnt the top and the bottom. The last batch I just put in I reduced the time to 15 we will see. They taste delicious! They are not a moist muffin.

  • zenzen1 7 Mar, 2009

    I agree, the nutritional content is very important these days-I would like it if all your recipes had the nutritional content-it would be of great service to your readers.

  • darvill 7 Mar, 2009

    These sound delicious, but I too would not consider making them until I knew the nutritional content.

  • darvill 7 Mar, 2009

    These sound delicious, but I too would not consider making them until I knew the nutritional content.

  • tfulcher 6 Mar, 2009

    The recipe sounds healthy, but is it? I'd like to see the calorie count on all recipies before I try them. I am currently counting each day, so it makes a difference for me.

  • camkay 26 Jan, 2009

    I too,would like to know the calorie count, but I would also like to know the amount of fiber in each muffin. In this day and age, I cannot imagine why this site would not include the nutritional information, we all need to know what we are eating.

  • priscillab 24 Jan, 2009

    nutritional content seems to be missing from most recipes on this site. Based on comments from several different sections, I think it would be a good idea to start including this information for the readers.

  • Lynn-Reno 23 Jan, 2009

    I am a diabetic (diet and exercise controlled), and would be more interested in Martha Stewart's recipes if they would contain nutrition AND SUGAR content.

  • PerkyDenice 23 Jan, 2009

    I'm a new subscriber. These muffins sound great. Would like to know the nutritional content first , though, before I make them.

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