Three Grain Date Muffins

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Three Grain Date Muffins with molasses and buttermilk.
Three Grain Date Muffins
Dates, whole grains, molasses, and buttermilk. What is not to like? These are really good, and make a great "grab and go" breakfast if need be.

Three Grain Date Muffins
adapted from:  Mostly Muffins
375-degree oven

1 c bran morsels. (like bran buds)
3/4 c boiling water
1/2 c cornmeal
1/2 c oatmeal

The next time I make these, I will add some chopped walnuts.

1 c buttermilk
1/4 c molasses
1/4 c butter or coconut oil melted and cooled
2 T honey
2 T oil
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 1/2 t vanilla

1 c whole wheat flour
1 1/2 t baking soda
1/4 t salt

3/4 c chopped pitted dates

In a large bowl, combine bran morsels and boiling water, let stand 5 minutes. Stir in oats and cornmeal. 

Add buttermilk through vanilla, stirring well.

In a medium bowl, stir together whole wheat flour, soda, and salt. Add to the wet mixture, stir to combine well. There will be small lumps, do not over mix.

Stir in dates.

It only looks like the cups will bake over the top, this hearty muffin batter does not rise much, yet the muffins are not at all heavy. They have a chewy texture from the oats and dates.

Divide into 12 muffin cups, bake 20-25 minutes or until done in your oven.

Cool 5 minutes, remove from muffin tin or tip on their sides to avoid a soggy bottom.


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  1. These look really good. I have been enjoying both molasses and dates a lot lately. I must try these.

  2. Hi Melynda,
    I just love dates, this is a great combination for these muffins. They look delicious, perfect with a cup of tea. Thank you so much for taking the time during this busy season to share your wonderful post with Full Plate Thursday. Have a wonderful weekend and hope to see you again real soon!
    Miz Helen


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