Bran Date Muffins from Linette at Plum Tree Cottage

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

Linette of New Zealand's alpine geothermal town of Hanmer Springs makes the very best Bran Date Muffins.... we swapped some recipes and I have made these for all our Hanmer visitors to rave reviews. If you don't wish to make 20-24 muffins then this mix can be used to make 12 muffins and 1 small loaf. Sultanas can be mixed into the date amount if preferred. Mixture can be made up to 2 days in advance and covered. refridgerated until use. Thanks Linette!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pre heat oven to 190 C (375 F).
  2. Sift together the flour, baking soda and cinnamon.
  3. Stir in the chopped dates, unprocessed bran and sugar.
  4. Mix together the lightly beaten eggs, milk and vegetable oil, and then gently stir into the flour, date etc mix until only just combined.
  5. Spoon into a muffin pan and bake in a moderate to hot oven (190 C / 375 F) for about 20 minutes or until cooked.
Most Helpful

Thank you for this great recipe. I added some walnuts to the recipe, and left the dates out of the batter until I spooned it into the muffin tins. Then I put a date in the center of each muffin and they turned out beautifully!!

thewaywardheart March 30, 2009

I used 1/2 the amount of sugar and they were just right.

Deb W. June 23, 2016

I made these for a group of friends going on a ski trip and due to allergies had to substitute the milk for soy milk, and not use the cinnamon. Still came out great!! <br/><br/>I also didn't want to use so much oil so I cut it with apple sauce and they came out great. <br/><br/>Would be awesome w/ walnuts!

tiegen.shaffer January 16, 2014