A tasty sweet muffin recipe that won't blow your diet. Bananas and dates team up with bran cereal for a tasty breakfast treat. You'll love it!

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a muffin pan with non-stick spray or line with paper muffin liners. Sift together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt; set aside.

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  • In a medium bowl, cream together the sugar, margarine and egg with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Mix in bananas, vanilla, cereal and dates. Blend in dry ingredients until just incorporated. Spoon into prepared muffin cups to about 2/3 full.

  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in pan over a wire rack for at least 10 minutes before removing muffins from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

210.2 calories; 3.5 g protein; 40.3 g carbohydrates; 15.5 mg cholesterol; 371.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2010
What a great way to use up bananas in a healthy high-fibre way. This one's a keeper for me. I baked this in a bundt pan and made it a cake and it was super moist and tasty. I substituted: 1/2 cup sugar with 1/4 cup splenda and 1/4 cup sugar. 1/2 cup margarine with 1/2 cup applesauce. 12 dates with 1/2 cup sliced strawberries. For 1/12th of the cake it's 2 points. Can't beat that!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/10/2003
I found these muffins to be very dry and low in flavor. Baked goodies are a treat for me and I want them to be exceptional. I would rather stick to my oatmeal for lowfat and have more flavor in my muffins. Sorry. Read More
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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2010
What a great way to use up bananas in a healthy high-fibre way. This one's a keeper for me. I baked this in a bundt pan and made it a cake and it was super moist and tasty. I substituted: 1/2 cup sugar with 1/4 cup splenda and 1/4 cup sugar. 1/2 cup margarine with 1/2 cup applesauce. 12 dates with 1/2 cup sliced strawberries. For 1/12th of the cake it's 2 points. Can't beat that!! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/10/2003
I found these muffins to be very dry and low in flavor. Baked goodies are a treat for me and I want them to be exceptional. I would rather stick to my oatmeal for lowfat and have more flavor in my muffins. Sorry. Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
09/10/2008
These muffins are okay. I did reduce the baking powder by half (this is still probably more than necessary for 12 muffins) and doubled the cinnamon- both on the advice of other reviewers. I thought it was interesting that this recipe has no milk maybe a splash wouldn't hurt. Also I used 1/2 golden raisins and 1/2 dried figs instead of the dates. It was a good choice. The inside of the muffin is nice and moist very muffin-like denseness. However I slightly overcooked mine. so the outside was a bit chewy. Thank you for a good way to use up bananas Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2010
What a great way to use up bananas in a healthy high-fibre way. This one's a keeper for me. I baked this in a bundt pan and made it a cake and it was super moist and tasty. I substituted: 1/2 cup sugar with 1/4 cup splenda and 1/4 cup sugar. 1/2 cup margarine with 1/2 cup applesauce. 12 dates with 1/2 cup sliced strawberries. For 1/12th of the cake it's 2 points. Can't beat that!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/19/2007
These were ok. I found myself digging through them just to get to the dates and the rest of the muffin was just there to hold the dates in place. I subbed applesauce for the margarine only used 1 T of baking powder because 2 seemed like you'd be able to taste it and used a mix of whole wheat flour and AP. Not awful but I won't be making these again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/25/2006
After reading the previous comment. I decided to add 1/4 cup of butter milk and doubled the quantity of cinnamon. DH says they are great. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2011
great reecipe! they came out really tasty and texture was perfect.. i dont know why they didnt grow enough but they were great! i added 12-15 dates chopped almonds crumbs and doubled the cinnamon. i also added 1/8 tsp nutmeg.. wow it was great! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/01/2017
I only had 2 bananas so used some unsweetened applesauce to supplement. Ground up dates with flax seed and a little water. Used quick oats (1/2 cup) because I didn't have bran cereal. turned out delish! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/18/2019
These had great flavor. I didn't have bran cereal so I added flaxseed meal (1/4 c) in its place. I found them to be a little dry but that may be my fault for using dried dates instead of fresh ones. I also used maple sugar instead of white sugar and I added in 1/2 tsp of ground ginger. Next time I'll probably still used the dried dates, but I'll add in 1/2 cup of buttermilk for some moisture. Still a terrific, healthy muffin! Read More