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Bran Muffins

When I'm hungry for bran muffins, this is the recipe I turn to.
Be sure to read the recipe first as the method varies slightly from other muffin recipes.
  • 1/2 cup soft butter
  • 1 cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 3/4 cup bran
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups flour (you can substitute 1/2 cup whole wheat flour if you like)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup raisins (I prefer sultanas)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
  • 1 egg well beaten
  1. Cream butter and sugar and molasses together in a large bowl.
  2. Sift salt, flour and baking powder then add bran.
  3. Stir soda into buttermilk and blend into creamed mixture.
  4. Add dry ingredients, raisins and nuts stirring only until moistened.
  5. Lastly, fold in beaten egg.
  6. Spoon into greased muffin tins.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.
  8. Remove from pans onto rack.


  1. I would enjoy one of those with my coffee this you deliver?

  2. Yum! I'm always game to try a new bran muffin recipe. ~Heidi

  3. Mmmmm. Looks good!

    How many muffins does this make (so I'll know how many muffin tins to prepare)?

  4. Just made a double recipe of these - excellent, and light and fluffy.

    For the reader who asked...I made a double batch, and that made exactly 24 large muffins.


  5. I agree with first poster, deliver please! ha, lovely recipe.

  6. I made these yesterday and they were excellent! My husband agreed. Maybe it's the real butter that adds the extra flavor.

  7. Just made these this morning with my three year old. Delicious!!! thanks Bev. Great afternoon school snack for my other kids.

  8. I just made these and I will be making a double batch next time! Moist and super yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  9. I'm always stumped on what kind of bran to use. Is it bran buds, all bran (looks like worms) or bran flakes cereal?

  10. Someone has asked about the bran in this recipe. It is NOT the cereal (bran buds or bran flakes). It the kind of bran that looks like wheat germ. I think they call it natural bran.

  11. LOVE this recipe! I usually make a double batch because everyone in my family loves them and they don't last long. Thanks for this awesome recipe!

  12. The instructions are not clear as to when the bran should be added. Is it added after flour mixture and before adding the raisins?

    1. The bran is added as part of the dry ingredients. I've updated the recipe to include that. Thanks for alerting me to that.
      Hope you enjoy them.


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