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healthy date sugar muffins

Healthy Date Sugar Muffins Recipe How To

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  • Author: Lisa Keys
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6


Healthy date sugar muffins light on sweetness but heavy on tropical flavor.


1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup white whole wheat flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 large over-ripe banana, mashed

1 ripe honey mango (champagne mango) peeled, very finely chopped

1/2 cup date sugar

6 tablespoons coconut oil

1 egg

1/4 cup milk of your choice

2 teaspoons banana extract, coconut extract or vanilla

1 tablespoon chia seeds


  1. Heat oven 425F. Line muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. In medium bowl, whisk both flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg; set aside.
  3. In large bowl, combine banana, mango, date sugar, coconut oil, egg, milk, extract and chia seeds; blend well. Add dry ingredients and blend just until dry ingredients are moistened.
  4. Divide batter evenly among 6 bakery style muffin cups.
  5. Bake for 5 minutes and then turn down oven to 350F. Bake 15 to 17 minutes or until wooden pick comes out clean.
  6. Serve warm or at room temperature. 


Optional additions to the batter.

1/2 cup chopped nuts in muffin batter or sprinkled on top 

1/2 cup golden raisins for added sweetness

additional date sugar sprinkled on top of muffin batter


  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: quick breads
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: healthy