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3 Bran Muffin Recipes for Fiber and Health

Updated: Jul 17, 2019

Try a healthy bran muffin recipe today, and taste the difference. Quick and easy to make, they not only taste delicious but are a healthy alternative.  One of these homemade recipes can be used for diabetics.

Bran that is used in muffins is the husk or inner casing of wheat and other cereal grains, removed during the refining of white flour. Bran is a source of dietary fiber and has a high Vitamin B and phosphorus content.

The next muffin bran muffin recipe can be made with either sultanas or chopped apples. Both go really well with the cinnamon.

So come and bake these delicious bran muffins and welcome friends and family into the kitchen. Get the kids involved in peeling the apples to make them feel part of your baking project.

A Delicious Bran Muffin Recipe with Apples

Buttered and whole apple bran muffins.
Apple Bran Muffins

3 heaped tablespoons butter 1/2 cup honey 2 eggs 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 cups milk 2 teaspoons cinnamon 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 cups almond flour 2 cups bran flakes 1 cup sultanas or chopped apple 1 lemon, grated rind and juice


  • Cream butter 

  • Add eggs and honey and beat

  • Dissolve baking soda in milk and add to mixture

  • Add rest of ingredients and mix together into paste texture

  • Ensure mixture is not too dry

  • Place in muffin trays

  • Bake on high temperature - 240°C (465°F) for 10-12 minutes

Bran Muffin Recipe Suitable for Diabetics

A plate of five cranberry bran muffins with a pot of jam and a bowl of blueberries.
Cranberry Bran Muffins

1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon oil 1/4 cup water 1 egg 1 cup skim milk 1 cup bran flakes 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup wholemeal flour 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence

You can make these bran muffins different way by adding different ingredients:

* 1/2 cup sultanas for Sultana Bran Muffins * 1/4 cup sultanas and 1/2 cup stewed apple for Apple and Sultana Bran Muffins * 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots for Apricot Bran Muffins

* 1/2 cup dried cranberries * 1 mashed ripe banana for Banana Bran Muffins


  • Gently heat honey and water and add milk

  • Add baking soda and stir

  • Add vanilla, oil and beat in the egg lightly

  • Put flour and bran into a bowl and mix in the liquid ingredients then fruit

  • Put into muffin tins and bake at 200° C (400° F) for 10 minutes

A Video from Joy of Baking for Bran Muffins

Below is the recipe for bran muffins as seen in the video courtesy of

Here is the Bran Muffin Recipe from the Video

1 1/2 cups (80 grams) wheat bran 1/3 cup (80 ml) boiling water 1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter 1 cup (205 grams) light brown sugar 2 large eggs 2 tablespoons unsulphured molasses 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 cup (130 grams) all-purpose flour 1 cup (130 grams) whole wheat pastry flour 2/3 cup (70 grams) old-fashioned rolled oats 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 tablespoon freshly grated orange zest 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 3/4 cup (180 ml) milk 3/4 cup (180 ml) buttermilk


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