Lemon Date Muffins - Healthy

Pat Duran


These are very tasty and the muffins were a hit with the family. I thank my grandma for this recipe, God bless her. My mom saved this recipe for me along with many others. I hope you enjoy these. I love the texture of these muffins. I have made them with other fruit that has been dried, fresh fruit and nuts as well. I even make them with trail mix once (just chop it up first and dust with flour).

Blue Ribbon Recipe

We loved the date and lemon flavor combination in these muffins. A tasty muffin that would be good for breakfast or afternoon tea. They are lightly sweet with nice lemon flavor and bits of dried dates in every bite. The lemon glaze adds an extra touch of lemon flavor and sweetness. Yum! Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


★★★★★ 3 votes

12 muffins
10 Min
25 Min


  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 c
    dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • a pinch
  • 3/4 c
    Dairy sour cream
  • 3/4 c
    packaged pre-cut dates
  • 2 Tbsp
    melted butter
  • 3 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp
    grated lemon rind
  • 1 large

  • 1 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp
    soft margarine
  • ·
    lemon juice

How to Make Lemon Date Muffins - Healthy


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Place cupcake papers in a muffin pan (cupcake pan). Spray papers with non-stick spray. Set aside.
  2. Combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda; and salt in a medium bowl; mix to blend.
  3. In a separate medium bowl combine remaining ingredients. Mix well to combine.
  4. Add this to the flour mixture; batter will be dough-like.
  5. Divide batter in half in the bowl, then 1/2 again (makes it easier to evenly distribute).
  6. This should fill the paper cups to the top.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes.
  8. Test for doneness with a wooden toothpick. Cool completely.
  9. Eat as is.
  10. Or, you can frost them. Mix 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon soft margarine, and enough lemon juice to make spreadable.
  11. Drizzle or spread on the muffins.

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About Lemon Date Muffins - Healthy

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Hungarian
Dietary Needs: Low Fat
Hashtags: #muffin #lemon #date

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