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

Ingredients

  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup chopped almonds
  • 1½ cups unsalted butter
  • 3½ cups cake flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 cup date sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup chopped dates
  • 1 cup whole milk

Directions

  • To make streusel, combine brown sugar, all-purpose flour, and almonds in a large bowl. Cut in ½ 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.

Recipe Information

Serves: 14

Ingredients

  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup chopped almonds
  • 1½ cups unsalted butter
  • 3½ cups cake flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 cup date sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup chopped dates
  • 1 cup whole milk

Directions

  • To make streusel, combine brown sugar, all-purpose flour, and almonds in a large bowl. Cut in ½ 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.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories450
Total Fat22g
Saturated Fat13g
Cholesterol80mg
Sodium160mg
Total Carbohydrate59g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars22g
Protein6g