Got Dates? Try Banana or Apple Date Nut Muffins

Date nut bread is delicious and pretty easy to bake, but there are other fun alternatives worth trying.

I made this Banana Date Nut Muffin recipe from Taste of Home, which was not too sweet and great for breakfast.


I could have done with a little less oats than what the recipe called for—1/2 cup—but the outcome was still delicious.


By contrast, I had no qualms with the amount of applesauce listed in the recipe. Only 1/3 cup was needed, which left over enough for a mid-baking snack.

Baking makes me hungry

The result was 12 very moist banana nut date muffins. They didn’t have the conventional banana bread flavor, which may have been canceled out a little by the oats. But they’re still delicious, especially with a glass of milk or a cup of tea or coffee. I also had one post-workout with a banana protein shake. Yum.


Looking for something sweeter? Kroger’s Apple Date Nut Loaf recipe is perfect.

I made it for a friend who’s pregnant and has had some issues with morning sickness. She gobbled up two slices of the apple date nut bread before my eyes. I was glad to see her enjoy the tasty treat. But let’s be honest, I’m trying to score points early with the baby. *smile*

Don’t have any dates?

Try this Banana Nut Muffin recipe from Food Network. I haven’t tried it yet, but I will soon.

And don’t forget my blog post on Cranberry Apple Nut Bread, which is one of my faves to make. Or go straight to the recipe here.

Do you have any date ideas for a bread loaf or muffin recipe?





Published by Rene Penn

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