These Date Orange Bran Muffins are the perfect breakfast for a comforting morning at home. Nothing weird or adventurous, but just a super healthy, home inspired muffin laced with the caramel sweetness of dates and citrusy brightness of orange. Bran fans, unite!
Do you remember my Pear Fig Chia Bran Muffins? If so, you may recall my often forgotten adoration for bran. Bran muffins to be exactly precise. I don’t have them regularly but damn, spread with butter? They’ve got to be my all time favorite of the muffin family.
Tied with a good ol’ banana chocolate chip, of course.
Now the weird thing about this recipe is – I’m not really a big orange fan. But every week when I would visit the farmers market, there was this one table that always had this massive date orange muffin. It stared at me each saturday, oddly tantalizing my budding curiosity, yet I never did give it a try.
The other week, for some reason, I started thinking about this muffin and suddenly got the BIGGEST craving for this date orange combination. Without having tried it, something about the pairing of citrus and caramel-ly sweetness just sounded so perfect.
And it ISSSSS. Now that I followed this and trusted it to lead me through the kitchen cupboards, I can fully attest that the date orange combination is dynamite. Like I said, the citrus and the caramel-y sweetness compliment each other perfectly.
The flavor combination aside, I also must say these muffins turned out basically perfect.
Soft and moist. They cut perfectly without losing any crumbs, and they don’t have any of those weird holes that many homemade muffins have (a repercussion of a heavy stirring hand). They didn’t even turn gummy after two days. Huzzah!
They are light, naturally sweet, and of course, laced with that comforting flavor of bran.
These date orange bran muffins are taking us back to some plain old – nothing too weird (cough beans) or fancy (cough spinach) – baking, but they are still exceptionally healthy made with only whole food, real ingredients. They remind me of home, in that way. Simple, comforting goodness.
So next time you are craving the comforts of a delicious, home inspired bran muffin, look no further.
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Is there a food pairing that interests you, yet you have yet to try?
Orange fan? Date fan? Bran fan? Come have muffins with me!