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Mixed Berry Bran Muffin Recipe

Updated on February 6, 2013

These delicious muffins are full of fiber from bran and a variety of delicious berries! There are few things tastier than whole grains and berries!


Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 35 min
Yields: 12 muffins


  • 1 1/2 cups wheat bran
  • 1 cup buttermilk (or buttermilk substitute)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar, for batter
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, for topping
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flower
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup frozen or fresh berries, (at least one cup - as many as you can pack in! I recommend blueberries, strawberries, raspberries)
  • 1/2 stick butter


  1. Preheat oven to 375. Prepare muffin tins - I recommend using foil muffin cups but still greasing them lightly.
  2. In large bowl mix bran and buttermilk together - make sure to spread the bran around so that it all gets wet. Let it sit for about 8 minutes.
  3. While the bran is soaking begin preparing the liquid mixture in separate bowl: combine egg, applesauce, flour, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Prepare topping: soften the 1/2 stick of butter enough to cream it with the extra 1/3 cup of brown sugar.
  5. Pour the liquid mixture into the bran bowl, mix thoroughly. Fold in the berries (slightly thawed if from frozen - they only need to thaw a few minutes). (You might want to cut up the strawberries before pouring them in if they are large)
  6. Pour batter into muffin tins - then sprinkle (it should be a tiny bit clumpy) the creamed brown sugar and butter on the top of the muffins.
  7. Cook 15-20 minutes.


(P.S. I recommend red mill wheat bran)

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    • busillis22 profile image

      busillis22 5 years ago

      I like to think they are healthy!

    • CarNoobz profile image

      CarNoobz 5 years ago from USA

      That looks delicious...and healthy (as far as muffins go lol).