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Florida Orange Date Nut Bran Muffins

No recipe image available.These orange-scented, date and walnut bran muffins are a scrumptious way to get your daily fiber.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups shredded bran cereal
3/4 cup boiling water
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup Florida Orange Juice
2 tablespoons dark molasses
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
1 large egg (or 1/4 cup egg substitute)
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped dates
3/4 cup chopped walnuts

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C). Grease one 12-cup muffin tin. In a large bowl, combine bran cereal, water and oil, stirring until bran softens. In a small bowl, whisk buttermilk, Florida Orange Juice, molasses, honey, orange zest, and egg until blended. In a small bowl, combine flours, baking soda and salt.
  2. Add buttermilk mixture to bran, stirring to combine. Add flour mixture, dates and walnuts to bran mixture, stirring just until flour is moistened. Spoon into muffin cups, and bake until top springs back when lightly pressed, about 18 minutes.
  3. Let cool in pan 5 minutes before removing to wire rack.

Makes 12 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of The Florida Department of Citrus.