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Bran Muffins

These bran muffins are so wholesome and delicious. They're great for an on the go breakfast or an afternoon snack.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 8 large muffins
Calories: 180kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups wheat bran (not bran cereal)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 1 large egg
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a large muffin tin with nonstick spray, and set it aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the wheat bran and buttermilk. Set it aside to sit for 10 minutes.
  • In another bowl, beat together the apple sauce, egg, brown sugar, and vanilla until combined.
  • Add the liquid ingredients to the bran mixture and mix until just combined.
  • Sift the flours, baking soda, baking powder, and salt on top of the wet ingredients. Then stir it all together until just combined.
  • Scoop 1/2 cup of the batter into 8 greased muffin cups.
  • You can sprinkle a little more bran on top of each muffin, if desired.
  • Bake the muffins for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the muffin comes out clean, or with only a few crumbs.


**You can also make the muffins in a regular muffin tin with about 1/4 cup batter each for about 12-15 minutes. Or in a mini muffin tin with about 1 1/2 TBS per tin and bake them for 10-12 minutes.


Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 329mg | Potassium: 296mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 88IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 2mg