Print Pin

Blueberry + Date Bran muffins

An easy breakfast that you can make ahead of time or enjoy with a cup of coffee for your mid morning snack. The fresh pop of blueberries goes so well with the delicious caramel of the dates for a flavour packed muffin!
Course Breakfast, Snack
Keyword Blueberry, Bran Muffin, Dates, Muffin
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 Makes


  • 1 1/2 cups wheat bran
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup dates
  • 1 cup blueberries


  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees Grease muffin cups or line with paper muffin cases. Mix together wheat bran and buttermilk then let stand for 10 minutes. Beat together oil, egg, sugar and vanilla then add to buttermilk/bran mixture.
  • Sift together flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and salt. Stir flour mixture into buttermilk mixture until just blended. Fold in dates and frozen blueberries and spoon batter into prepared muffin tray.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of a muffin comes out clean. Cool and enjoy.