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Fruited Bran Muffins Recipe

Juicy blueberries and apples make a nice addition to these moist, hearty muffins. Bran cereal helps pump up fiber to 5 g. Betsy King - Duluth, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:9 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups All-Bran
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup mashed ripe banana
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped peeled tart apple
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients. In another bowl, combine the egg, buttermilk, banana, molasses and oil. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in apple and blueberries.
  • 2. Coat muffin cups with cooking spray or use paper liners; fill three-fourths full with batter. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: 9 muffins.
Editor's Note: If using frozen blueberries, use without thawing to avoid discoloring the batter.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 160 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 150mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 5g fiber), 4g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 0 fat.

Reviews for Fruited Bran Muffins

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danielleylee 100008
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2010

"I made theses a few weeks ago for a meeting at work and everyone loved them! I used whole wheat pastry flour to help them rise a little better and fiber one cereal instead of all bran. They turned out great! I will definitely will be making these again!"

mamamichelle 164450
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2010

"I've made this recipe three times in the last week. My family can't get enough of them. I was shocked that even my 6 year-old picky eater likes them."

MY REVIEW 114328
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2010

"Although these were fairly tasty, the muffins didn't rise much, if at all. Maybe the lack of salt is to blame? I did like the combo of apples, bananas and blueberries."

MadOne78 166855
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2010

"I have made this recipe 3 times in the last two weeks. Everyone loves them, even the picky 8 year old.

Mary Ann Davis
Edmonds, WA"

anncash 210824
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2010

"I love this recipe. It is healthy and delicious.

And very satisfying. I will make this one again and again.
Ann Cash

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