Coffee, Date and Walnut Muffins

date walnut muffins

Coffee, Date and Walnut Muffins

These muffins have a delicious sticky toffee pudding taste with a hint of coffee. You could add extra coffee to give a stronger taste, or leave it out if you prefer, but I think it adds something extra.

With sticky dates and crunchy walnuts these have a great texture. And if you’re going to eat cake, why not make sure you’ve got some healthier ingredients in there too!

date walnut muffins

Sticky dates and crunchy walnuts



140g chopped dried dates

½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

1 teaspoon instant coffee granules

150ml boiling water

225g soft brown sugar

115g butter, melted

2 eggs, beaten

250g SR flour

100g walnuts, chopped


Put the dates in a large heatproof bowl with the bicarbonate of soda and coffee granules. Add the boiling water and stir. Allow to stand for about 10 minutes.

Heat the oven to 190ºC. Line a muffin tin with 12 muffin cases although you may get more depending on the size of your cases.

Stir the sugar, melted butter and eggs into the date mixture.

Fold in the flour until just combined and then fold in the walnuts.

Divide the mixture between the cases and bake for around 20 minutes, until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

Leave to cool in the tin for a few minutes and then place on a wire rack to cool.

coffee date walnut muffins

Muffins cooling

You can cover them with a clean tea towel while they are cooling to keep the tops soft if you prefer them like that. Enjoy!

Categories: Baking, Cakes, Muffins, Recipes

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7 replies

  1. These looks fantastic! They are great pictures!

  2. These look super yummy and agree with comment, the photograph is super.

  3. Sticky toffee pudding?! I am totally in! I like the recipe 🙂


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