Cinnamon Date Streusel Muffins

The rich, juicy date has been a sweet treat since ancient times. It’s updated here with the crispy crunch of streusel.

Serves: 14Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 50 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 14


  • 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1⁄2 cup chopped almonds
  • 1 1⁄2 cups unsalted butter
  • 3 1⁄2 cups cake flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 cup date sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1⁄2 cup chopped dates
  • 1 cup whole milk


  • To make streusel, combine brown sugar, all-purpose flour, and almonds in a large bowl. Cut in 1⁄2 cup butter until the mixture resembles moist crumbs. Set aside in the refrigerator.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat muffin pan with pan spray. Line with paper muffin cups. Sift together cake flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
  • Beat together remaining butter with date sugar until smooth and creamy. Add eggs one at a time. Add the sifted dry ingredients to the butter mixture alternately with the milk. Fold in dates.
  • Fill muffin cups to the rim with muffin batter. Top each generously with streusel. Bake at 375°F until risen and golden brown, about 20 minutes. A pick inserted into the middle muffin should come out clean. Cool muffin pan for 15 minutes before removing muffins.