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    Date and Banana Bran Muffins :: A Mother’s Day Idea

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    This is a great and easy-to-make breakfast idea for Mother’s day. They are delicious, moist and slightly sweet, perfect to serve with a little bit of butter and cheese, and some Rooibos tea on the side. This recipe is a healthier alternative to normal white muffins as they are very high in fiber, which aids to satiety and a healthy digestive tract, while also being very tasty! Give these a go and let me know what you think!

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    (makes about 24 small muffins, or 12 standard muffins)

    Ingredients:
    1 1/2 cups wheat bran (or All Bran flakes)
    1 cup all purpose flour
    1 cup buttermilk
    1/3 cup butter/margarine
    2/3 cup brown/treacle sugar
    1/2 cup dates
    1 banana
    1 egg
    1 tsp baking soda
    1 tsp baking powder
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp vanilla essence

    Method:
    1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease or line your muffin tray with muffin liners.
    2. Mix the wheat bran and the buttermilk in a bowl, and let it soak for at least 10 min.
    3. Beat the egg, butter, sugar, banana and vanilla essence.
    4. Add the soaked wheat bran and buttermilk to the mixture.
    5. Sift the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt into the mixture and stir thoroughly until mixed well.
    6. Scoop the muffin batter into the muffin cups and bake for 15-20 min until done, cool and enjoy!

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    Alternatives:
    To avoid using butter/margarine in this muffin recipe, substitute it with apple sauce. The pectin in the apple sauce will help with the binding during baking.
    You can also reduce the amount of sugar added.

    You can also view the full step-by-step video here!

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