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The Best Date Muffins You Will Ever Taste

Part time working mums.  We kinda get the rough end of the deal sometimes.

I mean, we are running around trying to squeeze in the 9-5 thing at the same time as doing kindy and school runs, not to mention trying to cook dinners for the family and fill the kids lunch box’s with tasty but not completely unhealthy snacks.

Sometimes it can all seem too much.Oat and date muffins

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Time is always in short supply and the time between school drop off and pick up just goes in a flash.

I swear that time has this little evil way of running at twice the pace when the kids are not in the house and it goes twice as slow when they are.

I’m certainly not saying that I don’t enjoy having the kids at home, but I am realistic and I know that trying to get anything accomplished with young children is pretty much mission impossible.

Date Muffins

Despite starting the day with a whole list of jobs that you know you will definitely get completed in the few short hours the kids are out of the house, the reality is that it’s only ever one or two that get knocked off.

The other tasks would have been completed if time ran at it’s normal pace, but school pace is another story.

Date Muffin

The time spent at home must be spend wisely and spending hours baking is just not practical.

Quick, easy recipes that the family will love are a must in my house and any house that has kids.

Need something prepared and baked in less than half an hour that is going to taste absolutely incredibly and not be too unhealthy either?  This date muffins recipe is an absolute winner.

Date Muffin

At first glance, you may not be overly sold on the idea, but let’s face it: Dates, oats and honey…it really is a taste combination that is going to send the taste buds into a frenzy.

You know what it’s like when you have the oven on and the house starts to fill with a delicious aroma that just makes your stomach rumble.  This recipe totally rocks that!

Bake these date muffins, pop out and pick up the kids, and on their return home…wow…they will be flocking to the kitchen to grab one of these muffins.

If you are lucky there may be some left for their lunch box the following day.

Date muffins recipe

The even better thing about these oat and date muffins is that they don’t even need to look that great to still smell and taste amazing.

You can literally throw all the ingredients together, then into the muffin pan without worrying how ‘pretty’ they are going to look.

Pretty is not the main objective here.  Quick, easy, and full of taste is!

If you make date muffins with brown sugar and almond milk, you can even convince yourself that they are healthy too and you can totally eliminate all that mom guilt of not giving the kids healthy snacks.

Bake Date Muffins For An Easy After School Snack

Delicious Date Muffins

Delicious Date Muffins


  • 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/4 cups Traditional Oats
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup dried dates, roughly chopped
  • 150ml vegetable oil
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons honey


1: Preheat the oven to 180ºC or 350ºF.

2: Grease a 12 hole muffin tin.

3: Sift together the flour and baking powder. Add the sugar, oats and chopped dates.

4: Whisk the oil, egg, milk and honey together and fold the flour into the mixture until fully combined.

5: Spoon into the muffin tray and sprinkle the tops of the muffins with oats.

6: Bake 15-18 mins or until golden and firm to touch.

Of course, there is no way that date muffins compare in healthiness to a piece of fruit, but who are we kidding.  There is only so much fruit that we can convince our kids to eat.Date MuffinsThe next time that you are running around between school drop offs, rushing to get to your 9-5 job and thinking you need to be supermom who also bakes snacks for the kids, take a moment to remember these easy date muffins.

Warning though.  Once you start baking them, you won’t want to stop.  They are THAT good!


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