Apple Bran Muffins With Apple Butter

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 35 mins
Cook 30 mins

I love apples and I love baking with apple butter. I searched zaar looking for a muffin recipe that used both as ingredients but found nothing so I decided to experiment and create my own recipe using the ingredients that I like. This was the end result and I was so pleased with how they turned out that I had to share! You could add 1/4-1/2 cup of nuts or raisins if you'd like but I like them just the way they are. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Grease a large muffin tin (I use my "Texas" sized muffin pan).
  3. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, sugar, and cinnamon and mix to blend.
  4. In another bowl add wheat bran and milk and blend well.
  5. Then to the bran mixture add eggs, apple butter and 2 tbsp oil and mix to blend.
  6. Let bran mixture sit 5-10 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, peel, core and shred the apples.
  8. Squeeze out any excess moisture from apples with your hands.
  9. Add shredded apples to the bran mixture and mix well to blend.
  10. Add wheat bran mixture to flour mixture and stir to blend (batter will be thick).
  11. Spoon batter into muffin cups evenly.
  12. Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until they just begin to brown and test done with a toothpick.
  13. Cool muffins in pan on a wire rack 5-10 minutes.
  14. Remove muffins from muffin pan and cool completely.
  15. *** Preparation time includes preparing the apples. You can make 12 standard size muffins instead of six large but you'll need to reduce baking time to approximately 15-20 minutes or until they test done.


Most Helpful

This is a great variation to the standard bran muffin. Good flavor and moist! I did up the bran to 3/4 cup and reduced the flour to 1 cup in order to increase the amount of fiber. Very good! I made 12 standard-sized muffins. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

swissms September 21, 2011

Wonderful! Flavorful and very moist with a lovely almost buttery, crunchy top, something you wouldn't expect in such a lowfat muffin. These smell fantastic while baking. Used Recipe #143307. Made 12 standard-sized muffins and baked for 20-25 minutes. Wouldn't change a thing! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

LonghornMama August 11, 2007

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