Orange-Date Bran Muffins (Healthier!)

READY IN: 38mins
Recipe by Celeste

You'll need about 2 oranges to get 4 tsp. grated orange peel.

Top Review by MechanicalJen

Very orangey! I love the texture of oat bran muffins, and these are no exception. They get a very nice crown on them - I don't think I let mine brown *quite* enough, but still good. Made as directed, with an exception of subbing white sugar for the molasses (I'm molasses-ed out!), and plumped raisins for the dates. Most orange recipes aren't as orangey as I had hoped, this one is great! I think this would be great using cranberries, too! Great for my hiking bag. Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400*. Lightly coat a 12-cup muffin pan with nonstick spray or line with paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the bran, orange juice, honey, and molasses. Set aside for about 5 minutes.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together the unbleached or all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Stir the applesauce, egg whites, and orange peel into the bran mixture. Add the flour mixture and stir just until combined. Fold in the dates.
  5. Divide the batter evenly among the prepared muffin cups. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Cool in the pan on a rack for 5 minutes. Invert onto the rack and serve warm or at room temperature.

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