Healthy Carrot Date Muffins

I am an enormous fan of this muffin recipe for a number of reasons: firstly, you dump all the ingredients into one bowl, mix, pour into a muffin tin, and bake. What could be easier than that? In addition, these are gluten-free, no sugar muffins that are sweetened with maple syrup and dates. This recipe is completely flexible with add-ins (dried fruit and nuts of your choice) and toppings (butter, honey, fruit preserves)… I’ll stop there because I am getting too hungry!

Here is the recipe:


  • 2 cups of rolled oats
  • 8 Medjool dates, pits removed
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of maple syrup
  • 3 large carrots, peeled and shredded (about 2 cups total)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • walnuts or pecans, raisins…optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F
  2. In a food processor, fitted with a metal blade, grate the carrots. Alternatively, feel free to mix by hand the old fashioned way for a more rustic looking muffin.
  3. Add the remainder of the ingredients, in no specific order.
  4. Blend until a thick chunky batter comes together.
  5. Pour into a greased muffin tin. Top with chopped walnuts or pecans, raisins, or other dried fruit of your choice. if desired.
  6. Bake for 15-18 minutes, until tops spring back when touched.
Healthy Carrot Date Muffins!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Lesley Wolman

All things fabulous! ❤️️

Get regular doses of fashion, beauty, food and more straight to your inbox. Sign up now!