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Bran Muffins

Bran Muffins

Bran Muffins

My homemade bran muffins are so tasty you might just forget they’re good for you. - Jenny Jones

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Makes: one dozen

Bran Muffins

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups wheat bran
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup low fat buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil (I use extra light olive oil)
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1/2 cup raisins (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Grease a 12-cup muffin pan or insert paper liners.
  3. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Stir well.
  4. Combine liquid ingredients in a measuring cup.
  5. Add liquid mixture to dry ingredients all at once and gently combine. Do not over-mix. (Fold in raisins if desired)
  6. Divide batter evenly between cups. Bake for 15-18 minutes.

9 Comments on "Bran Muffins"

  1. Catherine

    Another hit Jenny! Merci beaucoup.

  2. Asl

    Hi Jenny, I don’t have molasses at home. Are there any other substitutes for molasses?

    • Jenny

      I don’t know of a substitute as molasses is key to the flavor of these muffins but you can probably find a different bran muffin recipe that does not use molasses. I always think it’s better to use a proven recipe than to make changes when baking.

    • ChrisH

      Brown sugar contains MOLASSES, dark has more than light. Might work well replacing granulated sugar with either. Moisture content will be effected slightly but you can adjust it by adding a little honey or more oil to balance. Or, simply adding another tablespoon or so of brown sugar.

  3. Granmama11

    Jenny, I’m not familiar with wheat bran and was wondering if Kellogg’s All~Bran is the same thing or if it could be used?

    • Jenny

      All-Bran is not the same as wheat bran. Wheat bran is more like oats but softer and flakier with nothing added so All-Bran would not be a good substitute. You can find wheat bran, also called miller’s bran at a health food store.

      • Granmama11

        Okay, thank you and thank you for your fast responses

  4. Patti

    I finally found bran at whole foods and got some molasses – made these yummy muffins. Thanks Jenny.

  5. khabirah

    Just made these and they came out great. For some reason when I taste these I taste little difference between these and the flax seed muffins. Either way,they taste good!

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