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Healthy Breakfast Muffins

Date Bran Muffins Recipe is a good healthy breakfast that everyone needs!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Muffins, Vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 Muffins
Calories 255kcal
Author Ginny McMeans


  • 1 cup bran buds
  • 1 cup boiling water to soak the bran buds
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal mixed with 6 tablespoons water
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 ½ cups dairy-free milk of your choice - I am into oat milk these days
  • 2 ½ cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dates, diced small


  • 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.


After they have cooled you may freeze them for up to 6 months. They defrost quickly so it really doesn't take any planning. The microwave will also zap them in 20 seconds.


Serving: 1Muffin | Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 364mg | Potassium: 330mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 116IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 2mg