About this recipe: This is a homemade bran muffin recipe that doesn't require bran cereal - just the real thing, wheat bran! The muffins are very moist thanks to buttermilk, brown sugar and treacle. A lovely weekend morning treat.
These muffins are delicious! Very moist with a hint of sweetness, and the molasses give the muffins a great rich flavor. I've made these a number of ways and like them best when adding 3/4 cup of quick oats to the dry ingredients for the base muffin. A mashed banana added to the bran/buttermilk mixture is yummy. I have also added a teaspoon of blackberry butter (can get from an Amish store) or any fruit jam to each muffin tin in between scoops of batter in each muffin tin for a nice filling. I have also substituted unsweetened dried apples (soaked in the butter milk for 10 minutes before adding the wheat bran) or a fresh chopped apple for the raisins and it came out great. For a nutritious breakfast, I like to eat these muffins split and spread with almond butter (or peanut butter) with a banana on the side and a glass of milk. A great way to start the day! - 06 Nov 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Well , I always feel pretty lame rating a recipe low when everyone else rates it high.....but, this was bad. - 08 Aug 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Excellent muffins! I like the gooey bran muffins from Mimi's Cafe, but my husband thinks they're too heavy. This recipe had all the sweetness, but was just moist instead of dense. I did use applesauce instead of oil, white whole wheat flour (from King Arthur) instead of all purpose, and increased the molasses to 2 tbsp. and the golden raisins to about 3/4 cup. Baked in jumbo muffin tin (six giant muffins) at 375 for about 25 minutes. Yummy! - 17 Sep 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)