How to Make Bran Muffins

I learned how to make bran muffins because they are considered to be healthier than those made solely of refined products. Bran is the hard outer layer of grain and is rich in dietary fiber. It also contains substantial vitamins, minerals, proteins and other beneficial nutrients for the body.


Bran, wheat or rice, is routinely used to enrich breads; particularly muffins. If you learn how to make bran muffins they will make you a great breakfast food. They can be prepared ahead of time to keep on hand for this important meal. Not only do they make a convenient meal but also a healthy and filling food due to the high fiber.

I learned how to make bran muffins for the first time with the following recipe: it is actually a crowd size muffin recipe. This recipe will make about 4 1/2 dozens of the regular size muffins or about half that many if you use the jumbo muffin tins. You might want to divide the recipe in one half or one third if you do not want so many. These muffins can be stored in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator for up to six weeks. 

RAISIN BRAN CEREAL MUFFIN RECIPE (Also known as Six Weeks Bran Muffins)

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  • 15 Ounce box Raisin Bran cereal
  • 5 Cups flour
  • 3 Cups sugar
  • 5 Teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 Teaspoons salt
  • 1 Quart buttermilk
  • 1 Cup vegetable oil
  • 4 Beaten eggs

Preheat oven to 400F degrees.

Use paper liners or lightly grease muffin pans.

Combine the cereal, flour. Baking soda and salt; mix well.

Add remaining ingredients and mix well.

Fill muffin pans 2/3 full and bake for 15 minutes.

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HOW TO MAKE BRAN MUFFINS like these
APPLESAUCE RAISIN MUFFINS

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  • 1 ½ Cups wheat flour
  • ½ Teaspoon salt
  • ¼ Cup honey
  • 2 ¼ Cups Millers bran (Unprocessed wheat bran)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/3 Cup raisins
  • ½ Cup apple sauce
  • 1/3 Cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/3 Cups low fat milk
  • 1/3 Cup brown sugar
  • 3 Teaspoons baking powder

Preheat oven to 400F degrees.

Use paper liners or grease muffin pan.

Mix the egg, milk, honey, oil and applesauce.

Stir in the dry ingredients.

Spoon batter into muffin cups 2/3 full.

Bake for 25 minutes or until pick comes out clean.

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FRESH APPLE BRAN MUFFINS

  • 2 Cups Bran cereal
  • ¾ Cup milk
  • 1 Beaten egg
  • ¾ Cup peeled finely chopped apple
  • ¼ Cup raisins
  • ¼ Cup honey
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 ¼ Cups flour
  • 2 Teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ Teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400F degrees.

Grease or paper line twelve 2 ½ inch muffin cups.

In medium bowl, combine cereal, milk, egg, apple, raisins, honey and oil; let set 10 minutes.

In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder and cinnamon.

Add the cereal mixture to the flour mixture, stirring just to moisten; spoon into muffin cups.

Bake 15 to 17 minutes or until pick comes out clean.


MINCEMEAT BRAN MUFFIN RECIPE

  • 1 Cup bran
  • ½ Cup milk
  • 1 Cup sifted flour
  • 2 ½ Teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ Teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons solid shortening
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 Beaten egg
  • ¾ Cup Non Such (Or other brand) mince meat

Preheat oven to 400F degrees; grease 3 inch muffin tins.

Combine bran and milk; let stand until milk is absorbed.

Sift together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.

Cream shortening gradually adding sugar until light and fluffy; beat in egg.

Stir in bran mixture and mincemeat; stir in flour mixture until all is moistened.

Fill greased pans 2/3 full; bake about 25 minutes until lightly browned.

Let set 5 minutes to cool in pan; remove from pan and cool completely.


BUTTERMILK BRAN MUFFIN RECIPE

Learn how to make bran muffins deliciously flavored with brown sugar and buttermilk.

  • ½ Cup brown sugar
  • ½ Cup vegetable oil
  • 1 Egg
  • ¾ Cup buttermilk
  • 1 Cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 Teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ Teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ Teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¼ Cups Fiber One Cereal crushed
  • ½ Cup raisins

Preheat oven to 400F degrees; line 12 medium muffin cups with paper liners.

Combine and mix brown sugar, oil and egg in a medium bowl; stir in buttermilk.

Stir in flour, baking powder, soda and salt just until moistened; fold in cereal and raisins.

Divide batter evenly among muffin cups; bake 18 to 23 minutes until golden brown.

Immediately remove from pan; serve warm. Makes 12

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