Best Bran Muffins

    30 min

    A moist and delicious bran muffin recipe, made with both plain and wholemeal flours, as well as wheat bran, of course. A bit of treacle provides sweetness and depth of flavour, and buttermilk makes it moist.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 125g plain flour
    • 120g wholemeal flour
    • 85g wheat bran
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 1/4 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 6 tablespoons treacle
    • 450g buttermilk
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 45g butter, melted

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease muffin tins or line with paper cases.
    2. In a large bowl, combine flour, wholemeal flour, wheat bran, salt and bicarb. Add treacle, buttermilk, egg and butter; stir just to moisten. Scoop batter into prepared muffin cases. Cases should be 2/3 to 3/4 full.
    3. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 20 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of a muffin comes out clean.

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    Definitely a GREAT breakfast muffin... my batch turned out perfectly moist, but i did make a few changes. Instead of buttermilk, I used two cups of plain yogurt, and i replaced two tablespoons of butter with two tablespoons of apple sauce. I added half a cup of raisins which upped the sweetness. Chopped dates would probably work too. Like others, I added brown sugar: a 1/4 cup. I also used a little more whole wheat flour and a little less white flour. Finally, instead of an egg, I used egg replacer. The mix was not extremely wet and i was worried the muffins would be a little dry, but they werent at all!!!  -  20 Jun 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    These muffins are extremely moist and delicious. I added 1/2 c. raisins, 1/4 c. brown sugar, 1/2 t. cinnamon, 1/4 t. nutmeg and 1/4 t. cloves. I will definitely make them again.  -  14 Oct 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    good, healthy muffin. I made few slight changes. Replace wheat bran with 1 c wheat bran and 1/2 c flax seed (ground). Replace 6 TBS molasses with 4 TBS molasses and 2 TBS honey. Also add 2 ripe bananas. very moist with good flavor  -  16 Oct 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)