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Applesauce Oat Bran Muffins

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.


1 dozen

I sprinkle a tempting topping of cinnamon, sugar and walnuts on these moist bran muffins with applesauce. They're best served warm from the oven. —Beth Struble, Bryan, Ohio


  • 1 cup oat bran
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons fat-free milk
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. In a large bowl, combine the oat bran, flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, beat the eggs, applesauce, oil and milk. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in raisins.
  2. Fill muffin cups coated with cooking spray three-fourths full. Combine the walnuts, cinnamon and remaining sugar; sprinkle over batter. Bake at 400° for 16-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing form pan to a wire rack. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 156 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 179mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

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  • Brenda
    Dec 2, 2020

    I made some adjustments to this recipe that made a huge difference: Use 1 Tablespoon (yes, Tbsp) of Cinnamon to give flavor, 1/2 tsp. is not enough, too bland. I also baked them at 375 instead of 400 for 18 minutes as my experience with muffins has shown 400 is too high and dries them out. I also used whole wheat flour instead of white to give them a nuttier flavor. Note that if you do this, you need to add 2 additional tsp. of milk (liquid) because whole wheat flour is denser than white and would make the muffins too dry otherwise. I also added 1/2 cup of raisins and walnuts instead of just 1/4 cup each. These adjustments made these turn out great, I will make again.

  • Kimber
    Oct 30, 2020

    These were easy to put together but really they were okay but not very tasty. Still on the hunt for a good bran muffin recipe.

  • catherine
    Jun 7, 2020

    Great easy recipe. I accidentally left out the milk so I'm going to bake again tomorrow. This is a winner.

  • cskrn
    Jun 27, 2018

    A co-worker asked me to make some bran muffins. The first recipe I tried (not Taste of Home) was for wheat bran muffins. They didn't turn out very good. Then I tried this recipe. These are really good! I have always thought bran muffins are dry and tasteless. These are moist and taste great. And they are fairly healthy!

  • amysue75
    Apr 15, 2010

    Trying to use up my oat bran bought for another recipe I came across this. It is really tasty for a morning muffin and coffee. I also added mini chocolate chips for my extra sweet tooth!!

  • katiecookie
    May 19, 2006

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