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Banana & Dates Muffin‏ [vegan] [no refined sugar] by The Flexitarian

Banana & Date Muffins [vegan] [no added sugar]

These Banana & Date Muffins are naturally sweetened with bananas, sultanas and dates.
5 from 1 vote
DieTARY CHOICEDairy-Free Recipes, Egg-Free Recipes, Nut-Free Recipes, Soya-Free Recipes, Vegan Recipes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Breakfast, Kids’ Lunchbox, Vegan Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 219 kcal


  • 12-hole muffin tin
  • 2 mixing bowls
  • Blender
  • food processor or mixing bowl


  • 125 g plain flour
  • 125 g wholemeal flour
  • 175 g dates
  • 75 g sultanas
  • 3 overripe bananas
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 chia egg [1 Tbsp ground chia seeds + 3 Tbsp of water] or 1 beaten organic egg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 75 ml vegetable oil


  • Preheat the oven to Fan 180°C / 200°C/400°F/Gas 6.
  • Place 12 large paper baking cases in a muffin tin.
  • Prepare the chia egg by mixing 1 Tbsp of ground chia seeds with 3 Tbsp of water. Set aside for 10 mins.
  • Put the sultanas in a bowl. Pour boiling water to cover. Set aside.
  • Place the dates in a blender with 125ml [US 1/2 cup] of hot water. Whizz to a paste.
  • Sieve flours, baking powder, bicarbonate soda and salt in the large bowl of a food processor.
  • In a separate bowl mash the bananas. Add oil, vanilla extract, date paste and chia egg. Mix well.
  • Add the banana mixture plus drained sultanas to the dry ingredients. Blend until well combined.
  • Carefully spoon into each muffin paper baking case in muffin tin to 3/4 height.
  • Place in the oven for around 20mins. Insert a skewer to check they are cooked. The skewer should come out clean.


Serving: 1muffinCalories: 219kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 4gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 229mgPotassium: 302mgFiber: 4gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 22IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 42mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Banana, muffin
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