Easy Oat Bran Muffins Recipe

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When I want to make muffins in a hurry, this is the recipe I use. The oat bran cereal makes these easy to prepare, and the sweet dark molasses adds a rich flavor.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 cups uncooked oat bran cereal
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg or 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup dark molasses
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 184 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 130mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine cereal, brown sugar and baking powder. Combine egg, milk, molasses and oil; mix well. Add to dry ingredients and stir just until moistened.
  2. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 425° for 15-17 minutes or until muffins test done. Cool in the pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Yield: 8-10 muffins.
Editor's Note: Look for oat bran cereal near the hot cereals or in the natural foods section.
Originally published as Easy Oat Bran Muffins in Cookin' Up Country Breakfasts Cookbook 1994, p76

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adaleio3 User ID: 5803237 16277
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2011

"Wheres the flour!? lol I added a cup of it to help compensate for all the liquid or else they where just too gooey."

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