ABC Muffins Recipe
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ABC Muffins Recipe

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The ABC stands for Applesauce, Bran and Cinnamon. These moist bran muffins are an absolute favorite at our house. In fact, my husband asks for them instead of birthday cake. —Susan Smith, Newark, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:18 servings
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 each: 241 calories, 13g fat (2g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 191mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g 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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1968Debra User ID: 5605293 202857
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."

EarringAddict User ID: 3149039 83564
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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