A delicious and convenient way to get lots of fiber in the morning.
Preheat oven to 400F degrees.
Soak 1 cup of All-Bran cereal in 1 cup boiling water and set aside. In a mixer, cream sugar and butter together until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time and beat until fluffy. Add buttermilk and soaked bran mixture.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt . Add flour mixture into the batter but do not over mix. Add in remaining 1 cup of cereal, dates and raisins. Pour batter evenly into 10 greased or paper-lined muffin tins.
Bake 15-20 minutes. Allow to cool prior to serving.