Energy Muffins

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

My lovely friend Samantha shared this picture of her healthy energy muffins that she made, they looked so good topped with lots of nuts, my mouth watered.  Sam is very kindly sharing her recipe with us all today.

energy muffins

This is a filling and satisfying snack to have between meals or before a workout.


Energy Muffins

  • Author: Samantha Sainty
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 24 1x
  • Category: Muffins


  • 3/4 cups caster sugar
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1 cup self-raising wholemeal flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup dates
  • 2 cups carrot, grated
  • 1 cup apple, grated
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, extra, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C and line.
  2. This batch makes 18 regular muffins, line muffin pans with cases or use 12 regular muffin pan + 12 mini muffin pan.
  3. Sift sugar, flour, cinnamon and powder into a large bowl.
  4. Then add dates, carrot, apple, coconut and walnuts.
  5. Add eggs, oil and vanilla and mix to combine, do not overmix.
  6. Divide mixture evenly into muffin tins, sprinkle with extra walnuts.
  7. Bake mini muffins for 8-12 minutes and regular muffins for 18-22 minutes or until golden.


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Amanda October 3, 2015 - 1:56 PM

Hi Kat, just wondering if these muffins can be frozen once made? Thanks ?

Katrina - The Organised Housewife October 3, 2015 - 4:21 PM

Hi Amanda, I haven’t made these… yet, really looking forward to. But I freeze every muffin I make, and I would freeze these too!

Amanda October 3, 2015 - 5:28 PM

Thank you so much Kat. ?

Amanda October 7, 2015 - 7:03 AM

These look yummy…can’t wait to make them. Just wondering do you use fresh dates or the dried packaged ones? Thanks 🙂

Megan January 30, 2022 - 8:53 AM

I’m also wondering this, and if the dates need chopping before adding to the mix.


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