Saturday, January 16, 2016

Flax Walnut and Date Muffins

We are still enjoying the Flax Date Walnut muffins I posted about one year ago. I make them every week to have on hand for breakfast, snacks or for an after dinner dessert. 

The recipe has evolved over the year as I have figured out what my children love best about them. So here is my updated recipe: 

One large banana
A handful of walnuts (about a cup)
Two containers unsweetened applesauce (total of 8 ounces)
6-7 Medjool dates, pitted
Two eggs 

I blend the above ingredients in my Cuisinart, starting with the banana, walnuts, applesauce, dates and ending with the eggs. 

Also, the dates can be somewhat firm so I will pit them and let them sit in a bowl of hot water to soften them up before adding to the Cuisinart mixture. 

In a large mixing bowl, I combine the following dry ingredients:

1 1/2 cups unbleached flour 
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder 
1 cup freshly ground whole flax seed (I use a coffee grinder for this sole purpose)

Combine wet and dry ingredients and spoon into one dozen lined muffin tins. 
Bake at 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. 

We serve them with butter, 100% all fruit jam or enjoy them plain. 

I love mine with a cup of green tea. 

What I love about these muffins is that they are so delicious and taste very much like a treat but have no added sugar (especially processed). They are simply sweetened by fruit. 

Also, with one cup of walnuts and one cup of flaxseed, these muffins are quite nutrient dense. 

Snowing's going to be a good baking day! 


  1. I make "Sunday Morning Muffins" every week as well and freeze any leftovers for a quick breakfast or snack. I will give these a try in the morning, as I have most of the ingredients on hand. We are striving to feed our kids more whole foods and appreciate any recipes you share :)
    Have a happy Snow Day! Deni

  2. Thank you for the recipe--they look delish!


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  4. These sound wonderful! Date are so underrated. They are like candy.

  5. These sound delicious! Going to try them out today...Trying to cut down on sugar this year! Thank you!

  6. These muffins look amazing and I can't wait to try them! Your blog is gorgeous as are the thoughts, inspiration, and images. Looking forward to following along!

  7. Yum. Must try your recipe. Thank you for sharing

  8. Delicious! Thanks for the recipe. I did a double batch and didn't have enough apple sauce, so I subbed in plain kefir for the remainder---worked great. xo

  9. I will definitely be making these!! Thank you!

  10. I enjoy reading your blog so much, especially information about green living. I wonder if you have found a good alternative for shelf liners and safe furniture polish? Thank you. I'm going to try this recipe.

    1. Hi Kathleen,
      For our rental house, I found some cork shelf liners. They've worked really well. As far as furniture polish, I have to admit that I don't use it. But if I did, I would look at our local health food store. Or perhaps google it and see if any reviews come up. Thank you for writing.
      Best, Catherine


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