These are not your typical healthy bran muffins. Thanks to the recipe's use of natural bran and dates, these bran muffins are moist, naturally sweet, and a good source of fiber. Truly a healthy and tasty start to the day!
Preheat the oven to 375℉ (190C). Position rack to middle.
Paper line 12 muffin cups.
Combine the dates, water, brown sugar, and lemon juice in a saucepan.
Simmer for approximately 10 minutes or until thickened. Stir occasionally.
Set date mixture aside to cool.
In a large mixing bowl, combine bran, flour, baking soda,salt and brown sugar. Whisk together. Set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk together beaten egg, oil and buttermilk.
Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients. Stir with wooden spoon until just moistened.
Gently fold in the date mixture.
Fill muffin liners 3/4 full.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until top bounces back when lightly touched.
Medjool dates are used for this recipe.Whenever making these muffins, I use non-stick spray to coat the insides of the liners.Please keep in mind that the nutritional information provided below is just a rough estimate and variations can occur depending on the specific ingredients used. *recipe adapted lightly from Robin Hood