Bran Date Muffins from Linette at Plum Tree Cottage

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Recipe by kiwidutch

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!

Top Review by thewaywardheart

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!!

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.

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