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4.86 from 7 votes

Banana-Date-Walnut Muffins

These are my all-time favorite muffins. Make them with or without the dates and nuts to change the calorie content.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: banana muffins, vegan muffins
Servings: 12
Calories: 144kcal
Author: Susan Voisin


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour (I used white whole wheat)
  • 3/4 cup unbleached white flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup natural sugar (I used the large crystal, unbleached kind)
  • 3 very ripe bananas , mashed (about 1-1/4 cups)
  • 1/2 cup vanilla soymilk , almond milk, or other non-dairy milk
  • 1/3 cup natural apple sauce
  • 2 tablespoon agave nectar (optional)
  • 1/4 cup chopped dates
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts (omit to reduce fat)


  • Preheat the oven to 400 and spray a muffin pan with non-stick spray. Sift together the flours, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. In another bowl, mash the banana with the sugar, soymilk, apple sauce, and agave nectar.
  • Pour the banana mixture into the flour mixture and stir just until combined. Add in the dates and walnuts, and pour into 12 muffin cups. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Serve to everyone who came running toward the aroma of fresh baked banana muffins!


Without walnuts: 128 Calories (kcal); trace Total Fat; (2% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 31g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 171mg Sodium; 2g Fiber.


Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 171mg | Fiber: 2g