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Bran Muffins
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

These moist, old-fashioned Bran Muffins are a quick breakfast or snack -- just like Grandma made them!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bran muffins, cinnamon bran muffins, molasses bran muffins
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 191 kcal
Author: Blair
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup wheat bran
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 3 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ¼ cup applesauce
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • ¾ cup raisins, dried cranberries or dried currants, tossed with 2 teaspoons of flour
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with paper liners or spray with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, wheat bran, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, buttermilk, applesauce, molasses and butter. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix just until moistened (do not overmix). Fold in raisins, cranberries, or currants.
  4. Pour batter into prepared muffin tins. Bake for 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Recipe Notes
  • How to store bran muffins: Store the muffins in an airtight container or bag at room temperature for up to 3 days.
  • Can bran muffins be frozen? Yes! If you want to keep the muffins fresh for more than a couple of days, freezing is your best bet. Wrap the muffins tightly in an airtight container or bag and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • Have leftover bran? Here's how to use bran in other recipes: toast the bran and sprinkle it over oatmeal or cold cereal; add it on top of smoothies; include it in a casserole topping with bread crumbs; combine the bran with bread crumbs to create a breading for fish or chicken; stir the bran into pancake or waffle batter. These Tender Whole Wheat Rolls call for wheat bran, and so do these Pecan Wheat Waffles.
  • Add your favorite mix-in's to these muffins. Raisins, dried cranberries, or dried currants all work well. Nuts are also a great option. Try chopped pecans or walnuts!
Nutrition Facts
Bran Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 191 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2.8g18%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.5g
Cholesterol 42.2mg14%
Sodium 199.4mg9%
Potassium 261mg7%
Carbohydrates 35.4g12%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 17.1g19%
Protein 4.3g9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.