Carrot, Apple & Date Overnight Muffins

These delicious muffins smell just like Christmas should and are prepared a day in advance.  The mixture needs to stand in the fridge overnight so this is a perfect recipe if you want something freshly baked in the morning without all the hassle of making a mess.  This is a modified version of my aunts Must Make Muffins and doubles perfectly.

Carrot, Apple & Date Overnight Muffins

Carrot, Apple & Date Muffins


200ml nutty wheat flour
125ml  bran
125ml oats
7.5ml bicarbonate of soda
5ml cinnamon
5ml ginger
5ml nutmeg
2.5ml salt
250ml chopped dates
250ml grated apple
125ml grated carrot
1 eggs
10ml vanilla essence
30ml oil
250ml milk


  1. Combine all of the ingredients, cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  3. Stir the ingredients and divide between 12 muffin tins lined with paper cases.
  4. Bake for approximately 20 minutes until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

38 thoughts on “Carrot, Apple & Date Overnight Muffins

      • Yay, a yummy looking muffin recipe… without sugar!!! I’m so keen, I’d try it tonight. Let’s see how my work goes.
        Then again, it is an overnight recipe… thank you very much!

          • These muffins really were good and dense. I subbed about half the dates for dried figs, and soaked the figs and dates in the milk so that the sweet flavour can be more dispersed.
            I didn’t leave the mixture overnight, which I know I actually should’ve, but will do so for this weekend away!

          • Love the idea of figs – I shall wait until summer when I can harvest some fresh figs from our tree to put into these muffins. Thanks for the feedback. Hope you enjoy the recipe again after resting the mixture overnight. Have a super day. 🙂 xo

  1. I have hard enough making coffee in the morning, Mandy, and breaking out the hand mixer et al is simply out of the question. I do think, however, that I could fill some muffin tins, especially if the reward is a couple of these beauties fresh from the oven. Yum!

  2. Delicious! I can almost smell them. 🙂 I love that you can make the batter the day before and then pop them in the oven. Perfect! I think I actually have everything to make these on hand right now. Might have to add them to our holiday baking list. Thanks Mandy! Have a beautiful week.

  3. I love the combination of flavors, but leaving it to stand overnight…. Soooooo hard. LOL!
    I cleaned out my bakers corner draw the other day, found about 200 muffin papers, this recipe seems a brilliant one to load the freezer with. Thanks darling girl. Big hugs and love. xo

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