Banana-Date Muffins Recipe -
Banana-Date Muffins Recipe
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Banana-Date Muffins

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"A tasty sweet muffin recipe that won't blow your diet. Bananas and dates team up with bran cereal for a tasty breakfast treat. You'll love it!"

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Original recipe makes 12 muffins Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a muffin pan with non-stick spray or line with paper muffin liners. Sift together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the sugar, margarine and egg with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Mix in bananas, vanilla, cereal and dates. Blend in dry ingredients until just incorporated. Spoon into prepared muffin cups to about 2/3 full.
  3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in pan over a wire rack for at least 10 minutes before removing muffins from the pan.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 17, 2010

What a great way to use up bananas in a healthy, high-fibre way. This one's a keeper for me. I baked this in a bundt pan and made it a cake and it was super moist and tasty. I substituted: 1/2 cup sugar with 1/4 cup splenda and 1/4 cup sugar. 1/2 cup margarine with 1/2 cup applesauce. 12 dates with 1/2 cup sliced strawberries. For 1/12th of the cake, it's 2 points. Can't beat that!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 10, 2003

I found these muffins to be very dry and low in flavor. Baked goodies are a treat for me, and I want them to be exceptional. I would rather stick to my oatmeal for lowfat and have more flavor in my muffins. Sorry.


8 Ratings

Sep 09, 2008

These muffins are okay. I did reduce the baking powder by half (this is still probably more than necessary for 12 muffins) and doubled the cinnamon- both on the advice of other reviewers. I thought it was interesting that this recipe has no milk, maybe a splash wouldn't hurt. Also, I used 1/2 golden raisins and 1/2 dried figs instead of the dates. It was a good choice. The inside of the muffin is nice and moist, very muffin-like denseness. However, I slightly overcooked mine. so the outside was a bit chewy. Thank you for a good way to use up bananas

Jan 19, 2007

These were ok. I found myself digging through them just to get to the dates, and the rest of the muffin was just there to hold the dates in place. I subbed applesauce for the margarine, only used 1 T of baking powder because 2 seemed like you'd be able to taste it, and used a mix of whole wheat flour and AP. Not awful, but I won't be making these again.

Aug 25, 2006

After reading the previous comment. I decided to add 1/4 cup of butter milk and doubled the quantity of cinnamon. DH says they are great.

Jan 04, 2011

great reecipe! they came out really tasty, and texture was perfect.. i dont know why they didnt grow enough, but they were great! i added 12-15 dates chopped, almonds crumbs, and doubled the cinnamon. i also added 1/8 tsp nutmeg.. wow it was great!


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  • Calories
  • 210 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 40.3 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 4.1 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 2.4 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 3.5 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 371 mg
  • 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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