Lightly grease 12 muffins cups and set aside - if you don't have paper muffin cups. If you do place the paper muffin cups inside the muffin tin.
Soak the bran buds in boiling water. Let stand to cool.
Mix the flaxseed meal with the water and set aside to gel for a couple of minutes.
In a large bowl add the dairy-free milk, oil, sugar and mix well.
Add the prepared flaxseed meal egg substitutes and mix.
Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Mix.
Add the bran mixture and mix to just combine.
Fold in the diced dates.
Spoon into the prepared muffin cups. The cups will be full.
Bake at 355 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. Watch closely at the 20 minute mark.
Transfer muffins to a rack and let cool.