Banana and Date Muffins

We love discovering new ways to enjoy dates! And man oh man did we stumble across a good one...Today we’re sharing a super yummy Banana & Date Muffins recipe from Joyous Apron.


These muffins are ultra moist, fluffy, great flavors, and the perfect combination of bananas and dates. Say hello to banana bread’s super cool cousin who is about to take things to a whole new level of YUM.⁣


Recipe & Photography Credit: Joyous Apron



4 People


Prep time

10 minutes


Cook time

18 minutes


Total time

28 minutes



Dairy Free




Meal type




  1. 2/3 cup meshed-up very ripe banana 2-3 bananas

  2. 1/4 cup coconut oil

  3. 1 flax egg

  4. 1/3 cup sugar

  5. 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

  6. 1 cup all-purpose flour

  7. 1/2 tsp baking soda

  8. 1/4 tsp salt

  9. 3/4 cup pitted dates (chopped into small pieces)



  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F

  2. In a medium bowl, mix together wet ingredients - meshed-up very ripe bananas, coconut oil, flax egg, sugar, and vanilla extract.

  3. Add flour, baking soda and salt to the bowl. Mix well.

  4. Fold chopped-up dates into the mixture. 

  5. Line muffin tin with muffin/cupcake paper cups. Fill 2/3 of each muffin cup with mixture. This recipe yields 10-12 muffins. 

  6. Bake muffin for 18 minutes. Insert a toothpick into the middle of one of the muffins. Muffin is done if toothpick comes out clean. If not, bake for another minute or so.

  7. Remove muffin from muffin tin and let it cool on cooling rack for 10 minutes.

  8. Serve and enjoy!

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