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Banana, date and bran muffins

  • Makes 12
Banana, date and bran muffins

I particularly like using fresh dates for these muffins as they are so sweet and delicious.


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup bran flakes
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 large bananas, well mashed
  • ¼ cup golden syrup
  • 125 grams butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup finely chopped dates, fresh or dried
  • 12 walnuts or pecans


  1. Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, brown sugar and salt into a large bowl. Stir through the bran flakes and make a well in the centre.
  2. In a jug, mix together the milk, egg, vanilla essence, mashed banana and golden syrup. Stir into the dry ingredients, with the melted butter and chopped dates.
  3. Divide evenly among 12 well-greased muffin tins and top each with a walnut or pecan.
  4. Bake at 220ºc for 18-20 minutes until well-risen and golden. Cool in the tins for 5 mintues before serving.

Cooks Tips

- Keep bran in an airtight container away from sunlight once your've opened the packet. It will keep fresher that way and also reduce any chance of the bran becoming rancid.

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