Healthy Rhubarb Muffins | Sweetened with dates!

Yeah…you read that title right. This recipe is sweetened with dates! 

Fluffy, moist, and studded with sweet, tart rhubarb chunks. Topped with an oat streusal to add the perfect crunch!


By blending some medjool dates and maple syrup in a blender, a soft caramely paste is created to beautifully sweeten these muffins. Coconut sugar is in the streusel, so feel free to sub maple syrup instead! Optional to sprinkle cane sugar on top.

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This recipe is…

  • Quick
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegan
  • Simple
  • Oh so delicious!


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Healthy Rhubarb Muffins
Prep Time
15 d
Cook Time
20 mins

Fluffy, moist, and studded with sweet, tart rhubarb chunks. Topped with an oat streusal to add a nice crunch.

Course: Dessert
Keyword: vegan healthy rhubarb muffins
Servings: 9 muffins
Author: Taavi Moore
  • 1 cup medjool dates, pitted, soaked, and drained
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 ¼ cup whole wheat flour
  • ¾ cup unbleached, all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¾ tsp each: ground ginger & cardamom
  • 1 ½ cup rhubarb, diced
  • ¾ cup rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin tin with muffin liners.

  2. In a blender, blend dates and maple syrup until it forms a smooth paste. Transfer to a small bowl. Mix in coconut oil, vanilla, and milk until combined.

  3. In a larger bowl, combine flours, baking powder and soda, salt, and spices. Pour in wet mixture and combine with a wooden spoon. Fold in diced rhubarb. Batter may seem thick, but don't worry. In a small bowl, combine all struesel ingredients.

  4. Scoop in ¼ cup of batter into each muffin liner. Sprinkle over 1 tbsp of struesel mixture. (Optional): sprinkle over a bit of cane sugar. Bake for 20 min. until toothpick inserted comes out clean and muffin is golden brown.



  1. Sandy
    April 24, 2021 / 3:47 pm

    Lovely and light. Sweet but delicately, so no sugar required. Dab of peanut butter and breakfast is served

    • healthienut
      May 1, 2021 / 3:19 pm

      Yum! Thank you Sandy 🙂

  2. Colette
    June 4, 2021 / 5:28 pm

    Soaked the dates but I’m not sure if I’m including the soaking liquid or not? It doesn’t make that clear.

    • healthienut
      June 9, 2021 / 7:34 pm

      Apologize for the confusion, you will drain the liquid.

  3. MAK
    July 25, 2021 / 2:03 pm

    1/4 cup of butter in each muffin liner? Seems like an error.

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