Date & Walnut Mini Muffins

These tasty Date & Walnut Mini Muffins make a great lunchbox filler for the kids and are a perfect match with a cup of tea for you!


  • 250g chopped dates
  • 1 cup water
  • 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tbsp butter or 1/3 cup grape seed oil
  • 2 cups sifted self-raising flour, white or wholemeal
  • 2 tbsp chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup sugar or 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 well-beaten egg


  1. Preheat the oven to 165°C.
  2. Place dates into water and bring to the boil.
  3. Add bicarbonate of soda and butter.
  4. Sift flour into bowl and add boiled dates, walnuts, sugar or honey and well-beaten egg.
  5. Place a small square of MONO Baking Paper on the base only of each area of the baking tin in which the muffins will be cooked.
  6. Fill each muffin receptacle to approximately two thirds of its capacity and bake for 15–18 minutes.


  1. The inclusion of wholemeal self-raising flour, grape seed oil and honey give a nice texture to the muffins and a healthy alternative.

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