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Bran Muffin Rolls

Bran Muffin Rolls




24 rolls


2 hours 5 minutes


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  • 1 package (8 ounces) chopped pitted dates
  • 1-1/2 cups wheat bran
  • 2-1/4 cups warm water (100° to 110°F)
  • 2 (2-1/4 tsp.) envelopes Fleischmann's® Traditional Yeast
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 6 tablespoons butter OR margarine, melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons wheat gluten
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2-1/2 to 2-3/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour


  • 2 tablespoons coarse sugar OR sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter



  1. Place dates in a small bowl. Add enough hot water to cover dates; set aside.
  2. Combine wheat bran and 1-3/4 cups warm water in a small bowl; let stand 5 minutes. Place remaining 1/2 cup warm water in large warm bowl. Sprinkle in yeast; stir until dissolved. Add bran mixture, flaxseed, 6 tablespoons butter, sugar, wheat gluten, salt and 2 cups whole wheat flour; blend well. Drain dates; add to batter with eggs, all-purpose flour and enough remaining whole wheat flour to make a stiff batter. Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap.
  3. Refrigerate 2 to 24 hours. Remove from refrigerator. Stir batter down. Grease 24 (2-1/2-inch) muffin pan cups. (Do NOT use paper liners as rolls will stick to the paper.) Spoon 1/3 cup batter into each cup. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 45 to 80 minutes.
  4. For topping, combine sugar and cinnamon, if desired, in a small bowl. Brush rolls gently with melted butter. Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon topping over each roll.
  5. Bake in preheated 375°F oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until done. Remove from muffin cups; let rolls cool on wire racks.

TIP: If using dark or coated nonstick muffin pans, check rolls at minimum bake time to prevent over-browning, or decrease oven temperature slightly.


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