Carrot Date Muffins (Egg-free, Refined sugar-free, Butter-free)

Carrot Date Muffin 2

The Carrot Date Muffin is a healthy tea-time food as it is made using whole wheat flour, sweetened with dates. Carrots add both sweetness and extra fiber to this guilt-free treat.

Carrot Date Muffin 2
Carrot Date Muffin 11


Carrot Date Muffin 11

Carrot Date Muffins (Egg-free, Refined sugar-free, Butter-free)

The Carrot Date Muffin is a healthy tea-time food as it is made using whole wheat flour, sweetened with dates. Carrots add both sweetness and extra fiber to this guilt-free treat.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Baking
Cuisine International
Servings 6


  • 1 cup Wheat Flour
  • 18-20 no. Dates (Seedless)
  • ¾ cup Carrot (grated)
  • cup Milk
  • ½ cup Olive oil
  • 1 tsp Vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • ¼ tsp Baking soda
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • Walnut (chopped) few


  • In a bowl, soak dates in 1 cup of warm milk for 15-20 minutes till they soften up completely.
  • Cover the bowl and keep it aside.
  • Meanwhile sieve all the dry ingredients as wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a bowl and keep aside.
  • Also preheat the oven to 180 deg C. Lightly grease muffin molds with oil (not mandatory, but by doing this muffins come out cleanly from the molds) and keep aside.
  • Now grind soaked dates and milk together to make smooth paste.
  • Take the paste in a mixing bowl.
  • Into that add oil, vanilla essence and whisk well.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredient mixture gradually while adding 1/4 cup remaining milk little by little.
  • Mix the batter by cut & fold method. Don’t overmix the batter.
  • Immediately pour the batter into the greased muffin molds till 3/4rth filled and sprinkle some chopped walnuts on top.
  • Bake the muffins for 18-20 mins or till a toothpick inserted into the muffins comes out clean.
  • Take out from the oven and let the muffins to cool down completely.
  • Serve and enjoy !


  • I have used olive oil here. You can also use sunflower oil, avocado oil, or canola oil also.
  • Maida (all-purpose flour) can be used instead of atta (wheat flour).
  • The quantity of milk used here depends on the quality of flour used. If using all-purpose flour (maida), then check the consistency of the batter by adding milk little by little. You might require lesser milk in that case.
  • Apart from walnuts, you can also opt for hazelnuts, almonds, pistachios or pecans, etc.
  • To make these muffins Vegan, replace the dairy milk with plant-based milk like almond or soy milk.
  • I have not added any sugar just to make it refined sugar-free. If you wish, then just add 3-4 tbsp brown sugar here.
Keyword Baking, Carrot, No Refined Sugar, Snack Idea, Wheat Flour Recipe


  1. Sujata Roy

    5 stars
    I often make my cakes and muffins with whole wheat flour and date or date powder. And love the guilt free treat. Your carrot muffins looks super tempting. Loved your presentation Sasmita.

  2. Radha

    5 stars
    I make date and carrot muffins but having both in one is a great idea! These muffins made with whole wheat are very healthy and loaded with nutrients!

  3. Priya Vj

    5 stars
    Pass on a few muffin cups here dear. The muffins have raised so well and look just perfect to be had with tea or coffee ..Kids and adults both would love to snack on the healthy carrots and date muffins

  4. Preethicuisine

    5 stars
    Carrot and date muffins sounds incredible. My boys would love it .Baked to perfection. Lovely treat for muffin lovers .Lovely clicks.

  5. The Girl Next Door

    5 stars
    Love, love, love the idea of these muffins, filled with the goodness of both dates and carrots. I’m sure they tasted fab!

    Brilliant pictures, as always. 🙂

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