Pumpkin, banana and date muffins

Pumpkin, banana and date muffins

Oct 25 2018


25 mn

makes 12 muffins

I am always trying to balance healthy and tasty desserts around here. It is not always easy because my kids will not eat it if it is too healthy. I keep trying things and experimenting and when it works, it makes me so happy. This one is kids approved!!


  • 1 ( 15oz) can of organic pumpkin purée
  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 6 dates (pitted and chopped)
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of coconut oil
  • 2 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1 tbsp of baking powder
  • 2 tsp of cinnamon


Preheat the oven at 350F.

Toss the pitted dates with 2 tbsp of hot water and let them soften fro 5 minutes.

Combine the pumpkin, mashed bananas, coconut oil, vanilla and cinnamon in a large bowl of an electric mixer and beat well.

Add the flour and baking powder until just combined. Don't over mix it otherwise it will get tough.

Spoon the batter in a lined and greased muffin pan and bake for 20-22 minutes until toothpick come out clean.


Latest comments

  • Allison / Oct 26 2018

    Can I use almond flour for this? Looks yummy!!

    • Virginie Degryse / Oct 26 2018

      You can try, I am not sure how the consistency will turn out with only almond, otherwise, I would use maybe half almond half spelt, would that work?

  • Tyra / Jan 18 2019

    In your dessert recipes, do I have to heat & melt the coconut oil before using it, or do I add it in its solid form?
    Thanks you very much.

    • Virginie Degryse / Jan 21 2019

      It depends which ones, for the muffins melt it before using it.

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