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Date and cinnamon muffins recipe

These muffins are super handy for throwing into the kids’ lunch boxes in the morning. The dates are a rich source of vitamins and minerals, and the cinnamon has a warming, medicinal benefit.

Serving Size:

Makes 10



  • 100 g medjool dates (chopped, pitted)
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tbs ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup wholemeal spelt flour
  • 1 cup white spelt flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 125 g unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1 egg (beaten)


Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced) and grease your 12-hole muffin tin.

Mix dates, sugar, bicarb of soda and cinnamon in a bowl. Pour the boiling water over the top and allow to sit for 5 minutes.

Add the flours, baking powder, melted butter and beaten egg and carefully stir.

Fill muffin holes to 3/4 full and cook for 20-30 minutes depending on your oven


  • If you don't have coconut sugar you can use rapadura sugar instead.
  • Keep an eye on these muffins - they cook differently depending on your oven.
  • Best served lathered with butter, and enjoyed alongside a warm cup of spiced chai tea.
  • This recipe was created by Brenda Janschek for Kidspot.

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