Indulge in these delightful coffee date muffins.

Are you a coffee lover? Do you enjoy indulging in sweet treats on occasion? Look no further than this coffee date muffins recipe, the perfect combination of rich coffee flavor and sweet, chewy dates.

One thing I love about this recipe is that it is versatile – it’s a great breakfast, snack or even dessert option. Plus, it’s effortless to make and includes simple ingredients that are likely already in your pantry.

I am confident that once you try these muffins, they will become a staple in your recipe book. Not only are they delicious, but they are also customizable with substitutions like walnuts, raisins or even some chai spice for an added kick. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or just starting out, this coffee date muffin recipe is accessible and enjoyable for anyone.

So, grab your apron and preheat your oven because you won’t want to miss out on trying these delectable muffins.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Coffee Date Muffins
Coffee Date Muffins

Looking for a delicious and satisfying treat with a hint of caffeine? Look no further than these coffee date muffins! Not only are these muffins perfectly moist and flavorful, but they also pack the added perk of instant coffee for an extra boost to your day.

One of the things that make this recipe stand out is the use of pitted dates. Dates are an incredible source of natural sweetness without the need for refined sugar. They also contain fiber, vitamins, and minerals which makes them not only tasty but healthy too. The combination of dates with instant coffee creates a complex flavor profile that will elevate your muffin game.

Furthermore, the recipe includes cinnamon which is a versatile spice that gives a cozy and warming touch to any recipe it’s used in. The addition of chopped walnuts adds a crunch and nutty flavor that complements the sweetness of dates perfectly.

In summary, there are many reasons why you’ll love this recipe. From the delicious blend of flavors to the added caffeine boost, these coffee date muffins will quickly become one of your go-to baked goods.

Ingredient List

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Here’s what you’ll need to make our Coffee Date Muffins Recipe.

Dry Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups pitted dates
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 cup hot coffee, made with 1 teaspoon of instant coffee powder and 1 tbsp warm water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

For the Coffee Glaze

  • 140 g chopped dates (see Tips)
  • 150 g warm water
  • 1 tbsp instant granulated coffee
  • Cinnamon (1/2 tsp)

Note that for a gluten-free version, swap the all-purpose flour for gluten-free flour.

The Recipe How-To

Here is the step-by-step guide to making delicious coffee date muffins. Remember to prepare all ingredients before beginning.

Preparing the Muffin Batter

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease muffin cups with olive oil spray and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together 1 tablespoon of instant coffee granules with 1 tablespoon of warm water until dissolved.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together 1 egg, 150g of pitted dates, chopped, and the dissolved coffee mixture until well-combined.
  4. Add in 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 180g all-purpose flour, and ½ teaspoon of salt into the mixture then stir until just combined. Do not overmix.
  5. Fold in 140g chopped walnuts and 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon to the mixture until evenly distributed.

Baking the Muffins

  1. Using a spoon or cookie scoop, fill each prepared muffin cup about ¾ full with batter.
  2. Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool for several minutes in the pan before transferring them onto a wire rack to finish cooling.

Making The Coffee Glaze

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together 1 cup powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons hot coffee, and ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon until smooth.
  2. Once the muffins have cooled completely, drizzle or spread a small amount of glaze on each muffin.

These coffee date muffins are perfect for breakfast, afternoon snack, or as a dessert paired with your favorite hot beverage. Enjoy!

Substitutions and Variations

 Wake up to the sweet aroma of Coffee Date Muffins!
Wake up to the sweet aroma of Coffee Date Muffins!

There are several ways to make variations and substitutions to this Coffee Date Muffins Recipe, depending on your dietary preferences or taste. Here are some of the most popular ones:

– Gluten-free: To make gluten-free coffee date muffins, substitute the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free flour blend or almond flour.

– Vegan: For vegan coffee date muffins, replace the egg with a vegan egg substitute like aquafaba or flax eggs.

– Paleo: For paleo coffee date muffins, use almond flour instead of all-purpose flour and coconut sugar instead of granulated sugar.

– Chai-spiced: Add 1 tsp. of chai spice powder to the dry ingredients for a more sophisticated flavor.

– Orange-Date: Add the zest of one orange and replace half of the dates with chopped dried apricots to give your muffins a citrusy twist.

– Raisin-Date-Walnut: Add raisins and chopped walnuts to give more texture and crunchiness to your muffins.

– Sweet Potato-Banana Muffins: Substitute 150g of pitted dates with 100g of mashed sweet potato and 50g of mashed bananas for a healthier alternative.

Remember that these substitutions may change the texture or taste of your muffins recipe. So, experiment with different variations until you find what works best for you.

Serving and Pairing

 Excite your taste buds with these muffins, made fresh with love.
Excite your taste buds with these muffins, made fresh with love.

These coffee date muffins are delicious on their own or with a hot cup of coffee. They have a balanced sweetness from the pitted dates and sugar used in the recipe, which makes them perfect for breakfast or as a mid-day snack.

For a perfect pairing, try serving these muffins with an espresso-based drink, such as cappuccino or latte. The bold flavor of coffee complements the sweet and nutty taste of the muffins. If you prefer something non-caffeinated, go for a cup of hot chocolate or chai latte.

If you want to elevate the presentation of the muffins, drizzle them with a coffee glaze made of powdered sugar, instant coffee, and warm water. This adds a subtle coffee flavor to the muffins and makes them look more visually appealing.

These date muffins also pair well with fruits such as strawberries or raspberries, which complement their sweetness. For an indulgent treat, spread some almond butter or cream cheese on top of each muffin.

Overall, these coffee date muffins are versatile and can be served in many ways. They make a great addition to any breakfast or brunch table and are perfect for sharing with family and friends over a hot brew.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The perfect treat for a cozy coffee break at home.
The perfect treat for a cozy coffee break at home.

These coffee date muffins are perfect for making ahead of time for those busy mornings or as an on-the-go snack. They can last up to 3-4 days when stored properly. To make ahead, simply bake the muffins as instructed and store them in an airtight container at room temperature.

If you need to store the muffins for a longer period of time, they can be frozen for up to 3 months. Allow the muffins to completely cool before placing them in a freezer-friendly bag or container. When reheating, allow them to thaw overnight in the fridge and then heat in a microwave or oven.

To reheat the muffins, preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and place the muffins on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 5-8 minutes or until heated through. Alternatively, you can pop them into the microwave for 15-20 seconds.

These muffins are also great for meal prepping. You can double the recipe and freeze some of them for later use. This will save you time and make meal planning easier.

Overall, these coffee date muffins are great for storing and reheating, giving you a delicious, homemade breakfast or snack whenever you need it most.

Tips for Perfect Results

 A great way to start the day, these muffins are packed with energy and flavor.
A great way to start the day, these muffins are packed with energy and flavor.

To achieve the perfect coffee date muffins, there are some tips and tricks every baker should know. Here are a few helpful hints to get your muffins to come out light and fluffy:

1. Use fresh ingredients: Always check the expiration dates on your baking powder, flour, and other pantry staples before getting started. Using expired ingredients can ruin the texture and taste of your muffins.

2. Don’t overmix the batter: Mixing too much can lead to tough and chewy muffins. The key is to mix until everything is just combined.

3. Experiment with different substitutions: For a gluten-free version, try swapping out the all-purpose flour for a gluten-free flour blend. You could also use sweet potatoes or bananas for a healthier twist.

4. Grease your muffin tin well: Be sure to spray your muffin tin with olive oil spray or grease it with butter to prevent sticking.

5. Let your batter rest: After combining all the ingredients, let the batter sit for 5-10 minutes before scooping it into the muffin tin. This will help relax the gluten and create a lighter texture.

6. Fill each muffin cup evenly: To ensure that each muffin cooks evenly, make sure you fill each cup with the same amount of batter.

7. Bake at the right temperature: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) before putting in your muffin tin.

8. Leave them in longer than you think: Coffee date muffins should be cooked through but still moist on the inside. If they seem too wet, leave them in for an extra minute or two – but don’t overcook them or they’ll dry out!

By following these tips and tricks, you’ll be sure to create delicious coffee date muffins that everyone will love!

Bottom Line

Coffee date muffins are the perfect treat for a cozy afternoon or a meaningful conversation with a friend. This recipe is not just delicious but also easy to make, customizable, and can serve a variety of dietary needs. With the right adjustments, these muffins can be made gluten-free or vegan, and even replaced with different types of fruits and nuts to fit your preference.

Whether you’re craving something sweet or need a quick pick-me-up, coffee date muffins are the way to go. The combination of instant coffee and pitted dates adds depth and richness to the muffin’s flavor profile that will make your taste buds dance with joy.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your apron, preheat that oven, and get ready to bake some delicious coffee date muffins! With this recipe on hand, you’ll be able to impress your family and friends with ease, knowing that you’ve mastered the art of baking. Trust me; these muffins will become one of your go-to recipes in no time!

Coffee Date Muffins

Coffee Date Muffins Recipe

These muffins combine sweet dates with a mocha-flavored muffin. Enjoy with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 196.7 kcal


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (8 ounce) package pitted dates


  • Preheat to 400°F Spray 12 muffin tins with nonstick spray.
  • Mix the flour and baking powder in a bowl. Coarsely chop the dates.
  • In another bowl, combine the water, egg, oil, sugar, instant coffee, salt, and chopped dates.
  • Mix the date mixture in with the dry ingredients. Spoon the batter evenly into the muffin tins. Bake for 15 minutes.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 73gCalories: 196.7kcalCarbohydrates: 32.7gProtein: 2.9gFat: 6.7gSaturated Fat: 0.9gCholesterol: 17.6mgSodium: 291.6mgFiber: 2gSugar: 16.2g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Breads, Fruit, Lunch, Quick Breads
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