Sticky Date Muffins …

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I’ve been baking quite a lot lately making sure I’ve got loads of goodies in the freezer ready for lunchboxes. Here is another of my all time favourite muffin recipes … Sticky Date Muffins. These are so delicious, incredibly moist and they also freeze beautifully!

This recipe is very versatile as well because I have also served these for dessert as small puddings. Just place one muffin in a bowl, add some strawberries or raspberries to the top, dust lightly with icing sugar and serve with a small jug of Butterscotch or Caramel Sauce (I’ll share these recipes soon). Add a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of cream and dessert is ready … yum!

Sticky Date Muffins …
Ingredients …
  • 400g fresh dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 ½ teaspoons bicarbonate soda
  • 150g butter, softened (not melted)
  • 1 ¼ cups castor sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ginger powder
  • 2 ¼ cups plain flour (I used Orgran Gluten Free Plain Flour)
Method …
  1. Preheat oven to 165C and spray two regular-sized muffin trays.
  2. Place the chopped dates, water and bicarbonate soda in a small saucepan, and bring to the boil. Cook for thirty seconds, remove from heat, stir and then set aside to cool.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy and pale using an electric mixer.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well between each egg and then add the vanilla.
  5. Remove the bowl from the mixer and fold in the flour, ginger powder and date mixture.
  6. Fill each muffin hole approximately two thirds from the top and bake for 25 – 26 minutes. This recipe will make 18 – 20 muffins.

So tell me, do you like dates?


  1. Oh, I am going to have to show this recipe to Miss 17. She loves to bake, and sticky date pud is one of her favourite things to eat! Thanks for sharing – look forward to getting the sauce recipe too!

    • Hi Janet, sticky date anything gets my pulse racing! I’ll try to share the sauce recipe very soon so stay tuned …

  2. These look delicious! I can’t wait to make these :)

    • Hi Carlie and welcome! These are one of my all time favourite muffin recipes because they are so moist … so yummy and very hard to stop at just one!

  3. Hi sandie, I made these today, they are absolutely fantastc!! So delisiously moist.
    Loving your blog !!

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