Delicious Date Nut Muffins Recipe

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Sweet dates, crunchy nuts, toasty spices, and citrus make these Date Nut Muffins delicious. Delicious and simple!  


– 1 & 3/4 cups (210g) all-purpose flour – 3/4 cup (150g) firmly packed light brown sugar – 1 teaspoon baking powder – 1/2 teaspoon baking soda – 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon – 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg – 1/2 teaspoon salt – Zest of half of a medium orange (about 1 tablespoon) – 1/2 cup (113g) unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled – 1/2 cup (59ml) milk – 2 large egg – 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice – 3/4 cup (112g) chopped pitted date – 1/2 cup (60g) chopped pecans (or other nut) – Coarse sugar, optional

Preheat oven to 400°F. Paper-line or flour-spray a 12-cup muffin pan.  

Step 1 


Mix flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and orange zest in a large basin. Create a central well.  

Step 2

In a separate bowl, mix butter, milk, eggs, and orange juice. Stir into the flour mixture until blended. Mix with dates and nuts. Keep nuts to top muffins if you prefer.  

Step 3

Fill each muffin cup 3/4 filled with 3 teaspoons of batter. You can top each muffin with conserved nuts and coarse sugar.  

Step 4

Bake 16–20 minutes until a pick inserted into the center comes out clean.   

Step 5

Take 10 minutes to cool on a wire rack in the pan. Transfer the muffins to a wire rack to finish cooling.  

Step 6

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