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Delicious Vegan Date Muffins

Today I had some serious cravings for these delicious vegan date muffins. I have made this exact recipe as a date bread several times. But thought it would be fun to see if the recipe would work for muffins. The only difference is the baking time which takes a bit longer, about an hour. The dates make these muffins so sweet and moist! I love how crunchy and soft it is as the nuts bring a perfect contrast.

The original recipe is totally not vegan. But I found to be super easy to substitute the ingredients. I often use ground flax seeds for eggs but if you want to use one mashed banana instead it will be a great replacement. A banana-date muffin! I haven’t tried applesauce, but I bet it’ll be an excellent egg substitute.

Delicious Vegan Date Muffins

I put most of the muffins in a Ziploc bag and stored in the freezer. Mainly because I can’t trust myself, but also because freezing them will allow me to enjoy them for about a month. I remove one muffin from the freezer the night before, and in the morning I warm it inside my cast-iron casserole.

They come back to live beautifully! The divine smell of freshly baked and out of the oven takes over the house once again!

One thing that I tried and I loved was to add dried apples to the batter! It is so delicious, and add a bit of texture and sweetness that is entirely unexpected. These delicious vegan date muffins are a must-make, and I can’t get enough of them!

Delicious Vegan Date Muffins

Delicious Vegan Muffins

Delicious Vegan Date Muffins

Delicious Vegan Date Muffins

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 24 muffins


  • Vegan butter for greasing pan
  • 3 ¼  cup flour sifted, plus additional for dusting pan
  • cups pitted dates quartered
  • 1 1/2 cup boiling water
  • tablespoon coconut oil
  • cup  of sugar of choice (coconut, maple, date, etc)
  • flax egg mix 1 tbsp ground flax seeds with 3 tbsps warm water
  • 1 ½  teaspoons  baking powder
  • teaspoon  baking soda
  • teaspoon  salt
  • ½  teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼  teaspoon  nutmeg
  • cup chopped pecans or other nuts


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line two cupcake pan with 12 cupcake liners and grease each liner with cooking oil spray; set aside.
  2. Mix the ground flax seeds with water and set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the dates, coconut oil and boiling water. Set aside to cool, stirring frequently. In a separate bowl, combine the sugar and flax egg; whisk to combine. Add to the date mixture and stir well until combined.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cloves, and nutmeg. Add the date and sugar mixture and stir just until combined. Stir in the nuts.
  5. Divide batter between the pans. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, being careful not to overbake; 25 minutes to 35 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes, then remove from pan and finish cooling on a rack.
These vegan date muffins are moist, delicious, and so easy to make! And with the same recipe you can also make a date bread.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Stephanie

    Hi! My daughter is vegan and I’m always looking for baked goods recipes to make for her. If I exclude the nuts in this recipe, do I need to make changes to any of the other ingredients? Thank you!

    1. Lu

      Hello Stephanie! You can absolutely exclude the nuts without having to change anything. Every time I make this recipe I only sprinkle a few the nuts on top, without measuring, and it always comes out great.

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