1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
2. In a large bowl mix together bran, milk, oil and crushed pineapple. Set aside.
3. Combine flour, wheat germ baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Set aside.
4. To bran, the mixture adds eggs, molasses, brown sugar and vanilla. Blend well. Stir in your choice of raisins, dates or currants, and sunflower seeds or walnuts.
Add dry mixture and stir until ingredients are just blended. Spoon mixture into prepared muffin tins.
5. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes. Because these muffins are dark it may be difficult to see if they are done. Be sure to do the toothpick test to check for doneness.