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Banana Date-Nut Mini Muffins

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch


4 dozen

“These little muffins have so much flavor they don't need butter or jam or anything else to make them complete. I like them warm right out of the oven or after a few seconds in the microwave.” Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia


  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup chopped dates
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, beat the bananas, sugar, applesauce, oil and egg until well blended. Combine the flours, oats, baking powder and baking soda; gradually beat into banana mixture until blended. Stir in the dates, walnuts and lemon zest.
  2. Coat miniature muffin cups with cooking spray or use paper liners; fill half full with batter. Bake until a toothpick comes out clean, 2-14 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 49 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 27mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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