healthy muffin recipe

Healthy Muffin Recipe: Date Nut Muffins

If you want a healthy muffin recipe, have a look at our date nut muffins.

They are made with whole wheat flour only, no white flour, plus wheat germ and chopped dates.

Dates are a fruit that is very commonly used in the Middle East but not so much in North America or other Western cultures. Dates are extremely healthy for us though, and a great product to include often in a healthy diet. See why below.

Nut and Date Muffins

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1 1/2 cups boiling water
1 1/2 cups dates, chopped
1 egg
2 tablespoons oil or butter
3/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup dry milk powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Pour the boiling water over the dates and let them sit.

In a separate bowl, mix the egg and oil. Combine the dry ingredients in another bowl and stir them into the egg mixture. Add the nuts and dates. Stir just until moistened.

Pour into greased muffin pans and bake at 400°F for 15-20 minutes. Test for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center of the muffin. If it comes out clean, the muffins are perfectly baked.

Makes 16 muffins.

To Make this a Vegan Recipe:
  • If you don't want to use milk powder, simply substitute powdered soy milk, coconut milk, rice milk or almond milk. You should be able to find any of them in your local health food store. The date nut muffins are vegan if you replace the milk powder.

The Health Benefits of Dates

Dates are a very healthy food. They have high levels of soluble fiber, which helps to prevent LDL cholesterol absorption amongst other things.

Dates are also rich in minerals like calcium, copper, and magnesium. We know the importance of calcium for the maintenance of strong bones and teeth. Copper is essential for the production of red blood cells and magnesium helps with bone growth.

This healthy muffin recipe is just one of our fabulous healthy recipes. Browse them all here.

Nutrition Analysis for this Healthy Muffin Recipe:

Amount Per Serving:

Calories 147
Calories from Fat 45
Total Fat 5.0g
Saturated Fat 0.7g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 11mg
Sodium 17mg
Total Carbohydrates 22.9g
Dietary Fiber 2.6g
Protein 4.8g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 7%
Iron 7%

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