Date and Cinnamon Muffins

Medjool dates are succulently sweet with a caramel flavour, perfect for adding to these spiced muffins. Serve warm for a breakfast treat on Christmas morning.

  • Vegetarian


  • 225g plain white flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 75g demerara sugar
  • 1 tsp Bart Spices Ground Cinnamon
  • Grated zest of 1 small orange
  • 150ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 egg, extra large
  • 50g unsalted butter, melted
  • 250g pack Waitrose Medjool Dates, pitted and roughly chopped For the topping:
  • For the topping:
  • 1 tbsp demerara sugar
  • 1 tsp Bart Spices Ground Cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper muffin cases. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, sugar, cinnamon and orange zest.
  2. In a jug, mix together the milk, egg and melted butter, then pour over the dried ingredients. Using a large metal spoon, fold the ingredients together until just mixed, then gently fold in the dates.
  3. Divide the mixture between the muffin cases. For the topping, mix the sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle over the muffins.
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes until risen and just firm. Transfer to a wire rack to cool slightly. Serve the muffins warm.

Cook's tips

Leftover muffins can be stored in an airtight container and will keep for 3-4 days.

  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 15 minutes
  • Total time: 30 minutes 30 minutes

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 811.696kJ
Fat 4.6g

6.4% fat per muffin

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4 stars

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This recipe was first published in December 2002.