Best Bran Muffins

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


18 muffins

Updated: Nov. 09, 2023
Having these (i.e., the best bran muffins) for breakfast provides a good start to a busy day. My husband loves pineapple, which makes these muffins moist and delicious! —Suzanne Smith, Framingham, Massachusetts
Best Bran Muffins Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup All-Bran cereal
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 large egg, room temperature, beaten
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple in natural juice, undrained
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts, dates or raisins


  1. In a bowl, combine the first 7 ingredients. Make a well in the center. Combine the egg, oil, molasses, buttermilk and pineapple with juice. Pour into well; mix just until dry ingredients are moistened. Stir in the nuts, dates or raisins.
  2. Fill 18 greased muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 400° until golden brown, about 12 minutes.
To substitute for each cup of buttermilk, use 1 Tbsp. white vinegar or lemon juice plus enough milk to measure 1 cup. Stir, then let stand 5 min. Or, use 1 cup plain yogurt or 1-3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar plus 1 cup milk.

Nutrition Facts

1 muffin: 151 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 194mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.