Date-Nut Bran Muffins

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min./batch


2-1/2 dozen

Updated: Nov. 23, 2022
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.


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 206 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 177mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.