Low Fat Date Bran Cupcakes Recipe


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time25 Min
Ready In35 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings6
VegetarianMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Dates1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), pitted, chopped
 Baking soda3⁄4 Teaspoon
 Boiling water3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Oil1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Sugar3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Vanilla extract1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Flour1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), sifted
 Bran flakes1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Walnuts/Pecans1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 493 Calories from Fat 135

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 16 g23.9%

Saturated Fat 1.8 g9.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 210.8 mg8.8%

Total Carbohydrates 87 g29.1%

Dietary Fiber 5.8 g23.2%

Sugars 54.4 g

Protein 6 g12.2%

Vitamin A 2.6% Vitamin C 0.48%

Calcium 3.1% Iron 19.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Preheat oven to 375° F.

2. Mix dates tossed with baking powder in boiling water. Keep aside and allow to cool.
3. Mix oil, sugar, and vanilla well with date mixture and beat in flour, nuts, and bran.
4. Transfer equally into 12 greased muffin pans and bake for 25 minutes or the cake teaser inserted comes out clean.
5. Place the pans on cake rack and allow to cool.
6. Using a spatula, loosen the sides and store in an airtight container until served.

7. Serve Date Bran Cupcakes with hot coffee.