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Golden Raisin Bran Muffins

I tried many bran muffin recipes before coming up with this one. My family and friends say these moist muffins, flavored with applesauce, raisins and cinnamon, are the best they have tasted. —Joanne Foote, Harbour Breton, Newfoundland
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup All-Bran
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the applesauce, oil, milk and egg. Stir in bran; let stand for 5 minutes.
  • In another bowl, combine the flours, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt; stir in bran mixture just until moistened. Fold in raisins (batter will be thick).
  • Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 375° for 15-20 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: 180 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 226mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • Sesshachan
    Apr 19, 2017

    Such a treat to find a bran muffin recipe that is light and fluffy! Adding the nutmeg and ginger worked wonderfully, too :)

  • ADGarwood
    Jan 13, 2015

    Most bran muffin recipes I've tried have made muffins that were very dense; these were surprisingly light and tender. (I only had about 3/4 cup All-Bran, so I made up the difference with ground flaxseed; I don't know if that accounts for the lighter texture.) I also substituted dried cranberries for the golden raisins, just a personal taste preference.

  • scrapo
    Nov 17, 2010

    My son liked them - I thought they were a bit crumbly...but maybe I just got tired of cleaning up his high chair after he would eat one! :)

  • Aneeley
    Jul 20, 2009

    I tried a few recipes for raisin bran muffins. Took the advice of the other commenter and added ginger and nutmeg. They came out good. Lacks a little flavor, but so do all bran muffins. Good recipe.

  • 071246lm
    Oct 22, 2008

    These muffins were very good; however, the next time I make them, I will add a pinch of ginger and 1/4 tsp nutmug. Thanks for a great recipe!