Date and Oat Bran Muffins

By PaisleyJade - Tuesday, July 22, 2008

After being inspired by Nina's 'White Chocolate and Date Muffins' (see post here) I decided that I just had to try them out... they sounded too good to be true.

I turned to my most favourite muffin book aptly named "The Muffin Book, the only muffin book you will ever need" and found "Date and Oat Bran Muffins" which I just happened to have all the ingredients in the cupboard for! I then followed the recipe and also added heaps of white chocolate chips... and Nina was right... absolutely divine!

Here's the recipe...

Date & Oatbran Muffins (with white chocolate chips)

2oz (60g) butter, chopped
1/4 cup light molasses (golden syrup)
1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup oat bran
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 cup chopped pitted dried or fresh dates
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup soy milk

Preheat oven to 200 degC. Grease twelve standard muffin cups or line them with paper cases.

In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the butter and light molasses. Set aside to cool.

In a large mixing bowl, sift together the self-rising flour and baking soda. Stir through the oat bran, brown sugar, and dates (add your white choc chips here). Make a well in the centre.

Add the beaten eggs and soy milk to the cooled butter and golden syrup mixture. Add all at once to the flour mixture and stir until just moistened (the batter should be lumpy).

Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling them two-thirds full.

Bake until golden brown and a wooden skewer or toothpick inserted into the centre of a muffin comes out clean, 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool in pan for 5 minutes. Serve warm, or transfer to a wire rack to cool.


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  1. Did you really have soy milk in your cupboard/fridge?

  2. Oh and I forgot to add they do sound yum!

  3. Yes! I really did have soy milk in the fridge... I had just done the groceries and bought some vanilla soy milk for a treat... so used some in the recipe too.

  4. OH YUM!! I'm soooo going to have to try that one out. I love the idea of vanilla soymilk. Have you tried chocolate soymilk (not in the muffins, but to drink)?

  5. oxymoron: soy and milk in the same sentence... seriously though, you and kate must be buddies :)


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