Date, Carrot & Cinnamon Bread Muffins

This is one of my most favourite and healthy snacks on the go recipes. They are also perfect for school lunchboxes.

To make things even better those spiced muffins can be made in sugar free version, if needed.

healthy picnic snack recipe


  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ cup golden caster sugar (can be omitted as dates are very sweet)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 – 1¼ cup milk
  • 75 ml / 5 tbs olive oil (not extra virgin, yellow one)
  • 1 cup deseeded and chopped coarsely dry dates (200g)
  • 1½ cups grated carrots (about 4 large ones)
  • 1 tbs ground cinnamon

healthy carrot muffins with dates


  • 12 – 14 paper or silicon muffin cases
  • muffin tray

healthy sugar free snacks recipe


  1. In a bowl mix all dry ingredients together: flour, baking powder, cinnamon and optionally sugar.
  2. In another bowl combine carrots, dates, 1 cup of milk, olive oil and egg.
  3. Then add to the bowl with dry ingredients. If dough is too hard to stir add remaining ½ cup of milk.
  4. Fill muffin tray with muffin cases, then fill each muffin case with the dough.
  5. Bake in preheated oven to 180°C (356°F) for about 35 minutes till golden brown. You may need reduce temperature towards the end if muffins are getting too brown.
  6. Eat cooled down or still hot halved and topped with some cream cheese or butter.

Makes 12 – 14 muffins.


Instead of using muffin cases you can use 11 × 22 cm (4.5 x 8.5 in) non-stick loaf tins to make two flat breads.

Those muffins taste even better the next day.


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Your thoughts…

  1. Sandie (Inn Cuisine) says:

    I love unique breads. I bet these muffins taste divine!

  2. Thank you Sandie :)

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