Orange Pecan Bran Muffins

Muffins with a richer flavour that balance the nutrients of bran, wheat germ, and dates with the kid-friendly orange flavour.

Orange Pecan Bran Muffins

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Orange Pecan Bran Muffins


  • 2 cups natural bran
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 3/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup melted butter or canola oil
  • 1/3 cup molasses


  1. In a large bowl, combine bran, flour, dates, pecans, wheat germ, zest, soda, and salt.
  2. Whisk together buttermilk, butter and molasses in a separate bowl.
  3. Pour buttermilk mixture over dry ingredients and stir together just until moistened.
  4. Spoon into large greased or paper-lined muffin cups, filling to the top.
  5. Bake in 400 F oven for 20-25 minutes or until tops are firm to the touch. Makes 12 muffins.

Author: Jennifer Arnold

Jennifer Arnold is the pastry chef and owner of The Sweet Kitchen in Lindsay. You can reach her by email at

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