- STEP 1
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) and spray or line 12 cup muffin pan.
- STEP 2
Mix firsts 8 dry ingredients in a large bowl (flour, oat bran, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, brown sugar, orange zest). Leave the dates until later.
- STEP 3
In another bowl whisk together the wet ingredients (beaten egg, molasses, vanilla extract, oil, and milk).
- STEP 4
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Stir only until combined.
- STEP 5
Gently stir in dates (these will drop to the bottom of the muffins as batter is quite thin)
- STEP 6
Spoon or ladle the batter into the muffin cups. Bake 18 to 20 minutes (until an inserted toothpick comes out clean). Remove from oven and cool on wire rack before serving.