Date Bran Muffins

Don’t turn away at bran. 😉  This monster-sized recipe from my mom (which I absolutely give you permission to cut in half)  is a favorite from my childhood.  It makes delicious, moist muffins. They can be frozen (of course) or the batter can be kept in the fridge for up to 6 weeks.  Oh!  And what a fabulous use for those Kellogg’s cereal coupons and rebates!

Date Bran Muffins

  • 2 c. Nabisco 100% Bran
  • 2 c. boiling water
  • 1 c. butter
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 quart (4 cups) buttermilk
  • 5 c. flour (I use 2 c. whole wheat, 3 c. unbleached)
  • 5 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 4 c. Kellogg’s All Bran
  • 2 c. chopped dates

Mix Nabisco Bran and boiling water.  Let sit until cool.  Cream sugar and butter, add eggs and buttermilk.  Beat well, then add cooled bran mix.  Add flour, salt, soda, All Bran, and dates.  Mix well.  Scoop into muffin tins.  Bake at 375° for 25 minutes.

*** I haven’t been able to find Nabisco 100% Bran around here lately.  Not a problem.  Just use 2 more cups of All Bran.

*** I have no earthly idea how many muffins this recipe makes.  I never bake them all at once, and it’s just been too long.  I snapped a pic of mom’s the last time we were home.  🙂

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  1. I love muffin recipes. This one sounds and looks so YUMMY!!! and HEALTHY!!! Geri

  2. Love it! I still have my three boxes of free All-Bran, so I’ll be making these this week! Thanks.

  3. These look so delicious!

  4. Yum! I love bran muffins! 😀 I get wheat bran at the Whole Foods store here in town. Not sure if it is the same thing but it 100%. 😀

  5. Lovely and delicious! And with lots of healthy bran too! Thanks for sharing your recipe with us. 🙂

  6. My mom made the best bran muffins when I was growing up. I love them – they have such an incredible earthy taste.

    Thanks so much for participating in Slightly Indulgent Mondays!

  7. I have not cooked a lot with dates, but this looks good

  8. Looks like a good recipe. Thanks for participating in TMTT, this week

  9. My family loves muffins. I’ll have to try these. I’m always trying to get more fiber in their diets!

  10. I don’t usually put dates in my bran muffins but this sounds good.

  11. Yum!!!

    Cute blog too.

    cristin @ simplified bee

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