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Heart-Smart Bran Muffins

  • April 29, 2014
  • 8:30 am
Heart-Smart Bran Muffins

Make the batter in advance, ladle into a sealable plastic container, and refrigerate up to two weeks. This is a great base for all sorts of add-ins. Try shredded carrot, raisins, dried cranberries or pineapple.


  • Cooking spray
  • 2 cups All-Bran cereal
  • 2/3 cup wheat bran
  • 1 1/3 cups boiling water
  • 2 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated or ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup pasteurized egg substitute
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Mix cereal and wheat bran in a large bowl. Add boiling water, stir well and set aside 1 hour.

2. Whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in a medium bowl.

3. Preheat oven to 375F. Coat muffin cups with cooking spray.

4. Add 1 cup buttermilk to bran mixture; stir well with a whisk. Add remaining buttermilk, egg substitute, granulated sugar, brown sugar, oil and vanilla, stirring until smooth.

5. Add flour mixture; stir until a thick batter forms.

6. Fill each muffin cup two-thirds full. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, until puffed and lightly browned.

Per serving: 180 Calories, 5g Fat, 0 mg Cholesterol, 270mg Sodium, 32g Carbohydrate, 3g Fiber, 4g Protein

This recipe is by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough and originally appeared as Heart-Smart Refrigerator Bran Muffins on with photography by Mark Boughton and styling by Teresa Blackburn.

For more muffin recipes on, check out the following:

Heart-Smart Sweet Potato Muffins

Apple Cinnamon Whole Wheat Muffins

Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins

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5:12PM PDT on Jul 30, 2014

Substitute applesauce for oils and sugars to taste.

2:39AM PDT on May 8, 2014

Thank you :)

1:56AM PDT on May 2, 2014

Thank you :)

12:02AM PDT on May 2, 2014


1:47AM PDT on May 1, 2014

thank you for sharing

12:22AM PDT on May 1, 2014

Thank you for sharing.

5:15PM PDT on Apr 30, 2014

I really love bram muffins.

You just have to keep in mind, that most muffins are just another form of cake.

5:02PM PDT on Apr 30, 2014

With that much sugar it would not be in my recipe book. Also, I do not buy commercial cereals like All Bran, etc.

4:37PM PDT on Apr 30, 2014


2:53PM PDT on Apr 30, 2014

Thank you

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