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 !