BORING! Sorry, but, although they turned out perfect, no one is eating them. I tried eating 'em, but found them dull, even with the great spices. They taste like muffins, which makes sense, but not very good ones. I threw the recipe out.
I used rasin bran instead of bran cereal and dates. The only suggestion that I would make is to hold the cereal out of the mix until after you mix wet with dry, maybe fold it in last. I had a few little pockets of uncooked flour around where the flakes had been. Granted that may have been due to the substitution. Tasted great, kinda like carrot cake.
These turned out great. The only change that I made was substituting half of the white flour with whole wheat flour. I picked this recipe because of the autumn flavors and smells. Yumm... I cut up the bars and wrapped them individually for quick breakfasts on the go. They were easy to make as well. Thank you!