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Date and Walnut Muffins

Date and Walnut Muffins.. healthy eggless muffins made with whole wheat flour, nuts, dates and coconut sugar.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert


  • 1 and 3/4 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 Cup Coconut Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Dates(Finely Chopped)
  • 1/2 Cup Finely Chopped Walnuts
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Essence
  • 1 Cup Milk(Plant/Dairy)
  • 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 Cup Oil

For Chia Gel

  • 1 tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 1/4 Cup Water


  • Heat 1/2 cup milk just warm enough to touch and soak finely chopped dates in it.

Make Buttermilk

  • Add vinegar in milk, and let it rest for 5-10 minutes.

Make Chia Gel

  • Mix seeds with water and let it sit for 10-15 minutes.

Prepare batter

  • Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • In a mixing bowl, add oil and sugar and beat till the sugar mixes.Add vanilla essence and mix.
  • Add dates, flour and Chia gel. Fold the batter.
  • Add buttermilk as required. The batter should be lumpy. Add just enough milk to make the batter lumpy. We don't want a ribbon consistency batter( like for cakes).
  • Fold in walnuts and transfer the batter to muffin tray.
  • Bake in preheated oven at 375 F or 190C, for 25-30 minutes.
  • Check for doneness by inserting a toothpick in one of the muffins.
  • Once done, take out the muffins from the tray and cool on wire rack. 
  • Store in an airtight container when completely cools down.


  • You can bake the batter in a loaf pan(7"X3") or a round cake pan for 40-50 minutes.
  • You can also use All Purpose Flour(APF) only or a mix of APF and whole wheat flour.
  • When using a100% Wheat flour, the cake texture will be denser than with APF .
  • Almond Flour,Coconut Nut flour or any gluten-free flour can also be used if you want to make a gluten-free cake. Adjust the amount of liquid ingredients.The texture of the muffins/loaf will be different(denser and drier), it won't rise much as with Wheat Flour or with APF.
  • Brown Sugar can be used in place of coconut sugar.
  • Adjust the amount of sugar as per your taste as dates are also sweet(have natural sugar).
  • When baking in loaf pan or cake pan, check after 35 minutes, if the cake starts to brown from top, and is uncooked from inside(tooth-pick taste), cover it with aluminium foil and bake for another 10-15 minutes.
Keyword Eggless Baking, Eggless Muffins, Healthy Muffins, Quick Breads
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