My mum used to wake up super early before school, so she could make a batch perfectly timed to when we woke up. I always remember racing out to the kitchen to devour several of these bran muffins.

My little twist is adding frozen blueberries into the mixture, because well blueberries go with everything right? Well that is my stand point!

Once you make the base mixture you can really add in any mix ins, so let you imagination go wild!

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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.