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Date-Nut Bran Muffins

 Date-Nut Bran Muffins
This excellent bran muffin recipe has been in Daria Burcar's family over 25 years. "They're incredibly moist and chock-full of healthy ingredients like raisins, dates and nuts," says the Rochester, Minnesota resident.
30 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 2 cups All-Bran
  • 1 cup crushed Shredded Wheat
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the cereals and boiling water; let stand for
  • 5 minutes. In another large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking
  • soda and salt. In a small bowl, combine the eggs, buttermilk and
  • oil. Stir cereal and buttermilk mixtures into dry ingredients just
  • until blended. Fold in the dates, raisins and walnuts.
  • Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 400° for
  • 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes
  • out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire
  • racks. Serve warm. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 206 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 177 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein.