Date Bran Muffins (full recipe)

Date Bran Muffins

(recipe from

2 cups boiling water

5 tsp baking soda

1 c butter (or shortening)

2 c granulated sugar

4 eggs

1 quart buttermilk (4 cups)

5 cups flour

1 tsp salt

4 cups All-Bran cereal

2 cups 40% Bran Flakes cereal

2 cups chopped dates

1 cup chopped walnuts


Carefully add the baking soda to the hot water and let cool.  In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter.  Add sugar and eggs one at a time.  Carefully add buttermilk and stir to combine (buttermilk will not fully incorporate and that’s fine.)  Add cooled water/baking soda mixture.  In a separate LARGE bowl combine flour and salt.  Mix bran cereals, nuts and dates in same bowl.  Stir to coat cereals with flour mixture.  Add buttermilk mixture and stir only enough to blend.  Store in a lidded container in refrigerator. 

To Bake:  Spoon into foil muffin liners.  Fill 3/4  full.  Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.