Grain-Free Muffin with Dates and Pecans

Published on Jun 04, 2019

  by   Kristina Stosek

4 reviews

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Serves: 12
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I am super excited to share this healthy Grain-Free Date Pecan Muffin recipe. This tasty muffin is made with coconut and arrowroot flour, keeping the muffin gluten-free, grain-free, and paleo-friendly.

This grain-free muffin is more than just sugar and butter!

The date and pecan muffin is not your typical sugar and butter muffin. This wholesome muffin is made without dairy and is flavoured with cardamom and turmeric. Both of these spices are well known in Indian cuisine and add a pleasant flavour to the hearty muffin. Also, the muffin is made with pecans, adding a subtle nutty flavour with a bit of crunch. The fresh lemon juice adds a little zest complimenting the cardamom. To sweeten the muffin, I used mostly dates and a splash of maple syrup.

By using coconut flour in this recipe, I cut back on extra carbs, and the texture is better keeping the muffins moist. One of our most popular muffin recipes made with coconut flour is the grain-free blueberry buttermilk muffin. Coconut flour is often used in keto and paleo recipes. For me, Wednesday is a day to make fresh muffins because weekend baking is gone, so it is time to bake something fresh.

This muffin is packed with protein and fiber, making it an excellent choice for breakfast or a snack on the go!

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colette birch

I had opposite problem. I used 1 1/3 cup coconut flour and 2/3 cup almond flour.It was so dry I added 1 cup water that my dates were soaking in and it was still a dry batter....but used..hoping they turn out like granola bar.


thank you so much for sharing, what a great idea!


I made your muffins with a few little tweaks (1/4 tsp added xanthan gum) and I soaked whole dates in hot water for 30 minutes with 3-4 tbsp raw honey and used that liquid instead of the maple syrup. Resting it for the 15 minutes is a definite must and it absorbed the liquid nicely to make a beautiful batter. I also added a few extra's like granola. They look and taste like a regular muffin. Thank you for a great tasting paleo/gluten free muffin.


sorry to hear that, the coconut flour is super absorbent and should absorb any extra moisture. We tested the recipe again and the muffins were delicious. I have revised the recipe by adding “rest the batter for 15 minutes before filling the muffin pan". This allows for the coconut flour to absorb extra moisture.

Lori Matthew

Oh my goodness...way too much liquid!!! I had to add another cup of flour. Even then, way too much liquid. Dates at the bottom.

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