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Bran Muffins

Delicious, light and fluffy bran muffins.  Bran muffins are hearty and filling, and a perfect idea for breakfast on the go!  Plus they’re great for freezing!

Delicious, light & fluffy bran muffins. Hearty and filling, and a perfect for breakfast on the go!
My dad has always loved bran muffins.  And not too long ago, he said something about how he wished he could find bran muffins here that were as light and fluffy as the bran muffins he remembers eating as a kid.  So I took this as a challenge to make a less dense bran muffin that was still tasty.

The secret to making these bran muffins more fluffy is in soaking the bran.  Instead of mixing the dry bran in with all the other ingredients, you mix the bran with milk and applesauce, and let it sit.  You will see that after several minutes, the mixture will have increased in size quite a bit.

I went for a pretty healthy recipe here.  Oils/ butters have been substituted with apple sauce, there is no white sugar, and they are made with bran.  You can add chocolate chips if you’d like to– I added them to half the muffins, and I liked the addition.

These turned out delicious.  They aren’t very sweet, so if you’re looking for sweet muffins, you’ll want to increase the sugar, or eat them with honey or jam.

Yield: 24 Muffins

Bran Muffins

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

Ingredients

  • 3 C Bran
  • 2 C Milk
  • 3/4 C Apple Sauce
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 C Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 1/2 C Brown Sugar
  • 1 C Chocolate Chips,, optional

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, stir together bran, milk, and applesauce. Set aside for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease 24 muffins cups, or line muffin cups and spray liners (make sure you spray them, of the muffins will stick).
  3. Mix in remaining ingredients.
  4. Divide batter among 24 muffins.
  5. Bake for 15-18 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin in the middle comes out clean.
 Delicious, light & fluffy bran muffins. Hearty and filling, and a perfect for breakfast on the go!

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Michelle De La Cerda-Nash

Monday 28th of September 2015

I've loved bran muffins since I was a kid...I was the only kid that like bran muffins too.

Jamie H

Monday 28th of September 2015

It is funny that most kids don't want bran muffins. My kids preferred the ones with chocolate chips ;)

Healing Tomato

Sunday 20th of September 2015

I had no idea that you can soak bran to make the muffins more fluffy. This is a very useful tip. Love the recipe too.

Jamie H

Monday 28th of September 2015

It has made such a difference in making my bran muffins so fluffy!

Sandi Gaertner

Thursday 17th of September 2015

I love how healthy these muffins are...super yum!

Jamie H

Sunday 20th of September 2015

I can definitely feel good about serving them to my kids! And they're filling enough to stick with them!

linda spiker

Tuesday 15th of September 2015

What a great way to start the morning!

Jamie H

Sunday 20th of September 2015

Thanks! They are perfect with coffee!

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