Bran Muffin Recipe

bran muffin recipe

This bran muffin recipe is a wonderful alternative to a slice of bread or toast for a quick breakfast, lunch or snack. It’s also a great idea to add one to the lunch box.

These bran muffins are great because they provide plenty of soluble and insoluble fiber.
Insoluble fiber keeps the intestines healthy - helping prevent many forms of intestinal cancer. Soluble fiber is great for controlling blood cholesterol and can even help reduce it.

This muffin recipe is very versatile. You can very easily add some grated carrot, apple or mashed banana to vary the taste and add some extra goodness. You can also add some nuts and seeds to give a healthy essential fatty acid boost to the brain which has been proven to really boost children’s performance in school and of course it is very beneficial to adults in the same way too. These fats are so important that your body will crave them if it doesn’t get them.

Bran Muffin Recipe


  • 750ml (3c) bran
  • 300ml (1 1/4c) whole wheat flour
  • 60ml (1/4c) oat bran
  • 125ml (1/2c) sugar
  • 10ml (2t) baking soda (bicarbonate of soda)
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 500ml (2c) low fat milk or buttermilk
  • 60ml (1/4c) oil (try canola oil)

1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC (400ºF).
2. Put all the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl.
3. Add the eggs and milk or buttermilk and oil.
4. Mix together until just combined.
5. Depending on your climate, you may have to add a bit more milk. The mixture must not be stiff.
6. Spoon the mixture into greased muffin tins and bake for 15 – 20 minutes until done.

I hope you enjoy them - and remember to have fun playing around with changing this and that. Try adding some grated apple and seeds or nuts to spice it up a bit. Speaking of spice, adding 5ml(1t) of cinnamon would also taste delicious. Cinnamon is great for stabilising blood sugar so that's an added health benefit too! There's really no limit to what you can do.

For some other bran muffin recipe ideas, why not try the delicious Banana Bran Muffins or the really quick and easy Egg-Free Bran Muffins.

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