Scrumptious Whole-Wheat Banana Date Muffins

We had dates and bananas that needed to be used. Okay maybe the dates didn’t need to be used since they last forever, but I’ve been wanting to try this. Like my other muffin recipe (which this one is actually based on), it’s super simple and quick to do. I threw this together late last night after a leg workout. It’s very healthy, estimated at about 167 calories with 3 grams of protein and fiber! Not too shabby.

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  • Prep Time: 7 minutes
  • Bake Time: 15-20 minutes


  • 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 10 dates
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3/8 cup honey [a little more than 1/3]
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 bananas mashed
  • 1/4 cup hot water


  • In a small bowl, mix together dry ingredients: whole-wheat flour, salt, and baking soda

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  • Chop up your dates, 5 into little pieces, 5 into long quarters

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  • Put dry ingredients to the side and get a bigger mixing bowl. Put the olive oil and honey into big bowl and whisk!

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  • Crack both eggs and drop them in. Whisk away!
  • Now, mash your bananas so they are nice and smooth. Scrape the bananas into the wet mixture
  • Add the finely chopped dates (don’t put in the long date quarters)

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  • Slowly stir in the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, alternating with pouring in hot water

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  • Grease your muffin tin and pour them in. Make sure they don’t overflow, but you want them high enough so they puff over the top when baked.

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  • Top each muffin with the quarter slivers of dates we cut ahead of time as a garnish!

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  • Bake for 15-20 minutes. Mine took about 17 minutes

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And enjoy! Oh they are SO good warm right out of the oven. And of course, before I brought them into work, I had to taste test them. And…I approve! Another fail-proof recipe to enjoy and not feel the slightest guilt eating them.

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Nymeria cuddling Chris

10 Responses to "Scrumptious Whole-Wheat Banana Date Muffins"

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  1. Anjo Angela Lim

    April 25, 2013 at 9:47 am

    this sounds positively scrumptious! dates and banana, two of my favourite things. and of course, you gotta do an Awwww at the last photo. great post! #woohoo

  2. plantbasedeater

    April 25, 2013 at 9:51 am

    I could go for a hot muffin right now. I am going to try this recipe but with an egg replacement which is like 2 tablespoons of ground flax and 6 tablespoons of water. i will let you know how it worked out. I also have a black cat he’s not as cuddly.

  3. Marga

    April 25, 2013 at 10:14 am

    I have to admit that the recipe sounds wonderful, but I went
    straight to the bottom to see the bonus kitty pic – miss you guys!

    • hungryandfit

      April 25, 2013 at 3:53 pm

      Hopefully will see you soon!

  4. Red

    April 25, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Reblogged this on Redbeads.

  5. Randy Powell

    April 25, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Delicious sounding recipe,Alana, but like Marga, I love that Bonus Kitty Pic… Of course if you needed someone to make sure the muffins were baked properly, I’d be happy to help.

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