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Carrot Bran Muffins

With their golden brown tops, pretty flecks of orange and bursts of raisin sweetness, these bran muffins are anything but ordinary! Our Test Kitchen staff fine-tuned the recipe to make them extra moist and tender.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup wheat bran
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1-1/2 cups grated carrots
  • 1 cup raisins


  • In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Combine the eggs, buttermilk, oil and molasses; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in carrots and raisins.
  • Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 252 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 231mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • Zoe
    Jun 18, 2019

    Really good. I used half whole wheat and half white flour, next time will use all whole wheat, not too heavy at all. Thanks!

  • LeslieH
    Mar 29, 2018

    Really great muffin that is not too sweet and incredibly moist. When I make again I am going to try adding 1/4 tsp each nutmeg and allspice to add a bit more spice flavour. Would also love to add some whole wheat flour instead of allpurpose just to make it a bit more healthy. Thanks to the TOH kitchen staff for finding this recipe.

  • shecooksalot
    Jan 7, 2015

    These are a great muffin when you don't want something overlywhelmingly sweet. They turned out really good, suprisingly moist and I loved the raisins in them. I had to substitute oat bran for wheat bran, because I didn't have any, and the muffins came out great and they freeze well too!

  • texaspepper
    May 12, 2014

    These were nice and moist but seemed to lack a little flavor.

  • southernkid
    Jan 8, 2013

    Great taste with low calories & fat. Just what I'm looking for!

  • hospitalgrandma
    Apr 5, 2012

    These muffins are super tasty and moist. I overbaked them the first time and they were still good.