There are some who like bran muffins and some who don’t. I’m a liker and John’s not. Having his dad with us is good because he’ll eat anything and I can justify making a whole batch of muffins because he’ll eat them with me.
This time I was smart – as soon as breakfast was over, I froze all the muffins we hadn’t eaten. Now when I’m struggling to think of what to make Rob for breakfast – I can pull out a couple of muffins and fry an egg. He likes a big breakfast every morning. He’s not particular about the timing but he’d be disappointed if I gave him a cup of tea and a piece of toast.
- 1¼ cups all-purpose flour (I sifted the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 cups Kellogg’s® All-Bran® Original cereal
- 1¼ cups fat-free milk
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- 1 apple chopped
- Stir together flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
- In large mixing bowl, combine KELLOGG’S ALL-BRAN cereal and milk. Let stand about 2 minutes or until cereal softens.
- Add egg, sugar and oil. Beat well.
- Add flour mixture, stirring only until combined.
- Add apple and barely mix through.
- Portion evenly into twelve muffin pan cups coated with cooking spray.
- Bake at 400° F about 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
I like bran muffins with either raisins, sultanas or fresh apple – sometimes apple AND sultanas but today it was just apple. I like how the apple helps to keep the muffin soft and apples are good for us, right?
I used the Kellogg’s recipe and just added one apple chopped into small pieces and 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon. Cinnamon always makes things better but if you don’t like it, leave it out.
Norma Chang says
I like how the demerara sugar sparkles on the surface of the muffin, the extra crunch is a great touch also. I would love to have a couple of your muffins for breakfast right now as I am writing.
I LOVE Bran Muffins, Maureen especially when they look so moist and yummy:) Great idea to throw them in the freezer. I’m afraid I too would eat them all, justifying how good they are for me of course:) So glad you are feeling better. Thanks for sharing, Maureen. Keep up that positive attitude!
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Helene D'Souza says
Maureen your recipe comes at a good time since I wanted to start to make proper breakfast everyday. I was thinking of all bran muffins since my husband always eats all bran kellogs and I like the taste too. Need to try out your freezing method, I have never dared to do that because my boy is difficult. 😉
Same in my house, hubby is not a bran muffin fan….yet I love love them! These look like a perfect breakfast choice for this traveling girl:-) They sound DELISH! Hugs, Terra
Nice healthier muffin and the apple is a great addition. They are practical to do ahead and freeze. I used to have that good habit lol.
I have actually never had a bran muffin before. It looks really good though. I may have to makes these and see if I like them. I would probably add raisons to them though 🙂
I’m definitely a bran muffin lover. And freezing is a great idea – we do that with so many things because we like to make things in quantity, and there are only two of us (although we give plenty of things to my father who lives nearby, and is Rob’s age). Nice, easy, tasty recipe – good stuff! Thanks.
Laura @ Family Spice says
A muffin is supposed to be healthy. I can’t stand these fake muffins that are secretly sugary cupcakes. These sound deee-licious! I was just thinking about making some bran muffins, too!
Nusrat Azim says
Appreciate your honest efforts in keeping the muffins healthy yet tempting 🙂
I wanna kiss that fluffy, brown, beautiful face of your muffins 🙂
(‘Kiss’ means ‘I wanna sink my teeth into’ )
Thanks for the nice, crisp photos and simple recipe.
Jan's Sushi Bar says
I love bran muffins, too, I just don’t eat them anymore.
I thought sultanas were raisins?
Are these bran muffins moist with the apple inside? I worry that the healthy muffins are dry and tasteless.
Barbara | Creative Culinary says
This sounds like the perfect muffin to have on hand in the freezer for a quick and healthy breakfast…I’m on the same page you are with adding apples to recipes!
Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg says
I like bran muffins. The addition of apple is great.
Lizzy (Good Things) says
Delicious recipe, Maureen and so healthy too! I’m soon to post an old favourite bran loaf of mine, which I have just revisited for Peter. I hope you are still resting xox
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
Oh these look wonderful, I love the apple and cinnamon addition!
These muffins look moist and delicious. You are most kind to make Rob breakfast. 🙂
InTolerant Chef says
Freezing is the perfect solution indeed, great idea!
Claire @ Claire K Creations says
I’m sorry but who doesn’t like cinnamon? Crazy people!
Apple and cinnamon together are one of my favourite combos. I wouldn’t mind having a stash of these in my freezer and yes they seem very healthy to me.
Stephanie - The Dessert Spoon says
I love apple and bran muffins and these look delicious. I like to add spice and sultanas as well! I haven’t tried making them with All-Bran before; I’ll give it a go.
Marie Poulin says
I am trying this recipe. I love muffins. These look amazingly good!
Jodee Weiland says
What a great idea! This recipe looks healthy, but delicious. Love it!
Eva Taylor says
I love bran muffins, my favourite has nuts and dates in them. They are best warmed with a nice dollop of butter and home made jam. I live the addition of apples in your recipe, I suspect it would keep th really moist too.
These sound wonderful, Maureen. Love the smell of apple anything baking, Like you, when I make a batch of muffis, I freeze most as soon as they’re cool enough. Not only does that ensure some wonderful mornings to come but also limits what I eat that day. I cannot eat what I cannot see. 🙂
Apple and healthy! Bonus!
Hello Maureen, I love these kind of muffins, just cant resist them.
Hotly Spiced says
Your FIL is certainly going to miss you when he heads back to Victoria. You have truly spoiled him and I know he deserves some TLC. My mother used to make bran muffins for us for breakfast every Sunday. She made them with dates. I think I would prefer them with apple. These look lovely, Maureen and so good for you xx
When I make muffins, rarely anyways, they never last long enough to make their way to the fridge. These look so warm, moist and inviting Maureen! You have such a sweetheart for a FIL 🙂
movita beaucoup says
I love, love, love bran muffins. And they make you run faster and jump higher. (I’m pretty sure that’s science.) Add apple in there? There’s no telling what you’ll be able to do…
I am willing to take your advice on all of this. 🙂 I concur.
I love how you added cereal to these muffins. Very clever method. I must give that a try. 🙂 Now pass me a muffin. 🙂
I need more of the healthier options. They look so good with the sugary topping, love it.
What a nice way to freeze them for later. I have a group of kids constantly coming home, I will be lucky if I can even taste one..a clever muffin.
Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking says
These muffins look so tasty!!
It’s the same way in our house – I love bran muffins and Bobby doesn’t; therefore, I’ve never made them. I love the idea of making them with apples. Moisture, or the lack thereof, is why Bobby doesn’t like them, but these look very moist. I bet I could substitute the apple with pear. I just bought flat, so I’m looking for something to do with them all. This recipe should work for some. Thanks!
Mary Frances says
I love bran muffins!!! My mother used to make them all the time and I’d forgotten about them. Thanks for the nudge!
At nearly 93, Rob needs all the fibre he can get 🙂
Hypnotherapy Adelaide says
My house is going to smell like muffins this afternoon. Thank you for the recipe 🙂