Overnight Date and Granola Muffins

Anyone for Overnight Date and Granola Muffins? More wholesome than they are Hollywood, but not so 'holier than though' that they taste like they are TOO good for you.

Barely tweaked from a recipe in The Australian Women's Weekly.


  • 1¼ cups (185g) plain flour
  • 1¼ cups (160g) granola
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • ½ cup (100g) soft light brown sugar
  • ½ cup (30g) ground flax seed
  • ¾ cup (120g) chopped pitted dates
  • 1 cup (250ml) natural yoghurt
  • ½ cup (125ml) milk
  • ½ cup (125ml) sunflower oil
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 heaped tablespoon demerara sugar

You will also need -

1 x 12 bun muffin tray with paper cases


  1. Add all the ingredients (except demerera sugar) to a large bowl and mix thoroughly. Cover with clingfilm and leave in the fridge overnight.
  2. The next day - preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C Fan/400°F (gas mark 6).
  3. Fill a muffin tray with 12 paper cases and divide the chilled mixture between them. Now sprinkle the tops with the demerera sugar.
  4. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes.
  5. Serve to your adoring fans with coffee or hot chocolate or a glass of cold milk and lap up the glory.

Keywords: breakfast, overnight, healthy