ABC Muffins Recipe
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ABC Muffins Recipe

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"The ABC stands for Applesauce, Bran and Cinnamon," explains Susan Smith of Newark, Ohio. "These moist bran muffins are an absolute favorite at our house. In fact, my husband asks for them instead of birthday cake."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:18 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1-1/2 cups wheat bran
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 241 calories, 13 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 191 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. In a bowl, beat eggs, oil, applesauce and honey. Combine the dry cake mix, bran and cinnamon; add to egg mixture. Mix just until blended.
  2. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until muffins test done. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as ABC Muffins in Quick Cooking November/December 1998, p14

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Reviewed Dec. 26, 2010

"I made these for Christmas brunch and they were great. I added raisns to half the batch and made them up in mini muffin pans. They made 48."

Reviewed Oct. 3, 2008

"sounds good, but I'd call them cupcakes with wheat germ. It isn't really a muffin."

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