Apple-Pecan Bran Muffins

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

Healthy, high-fiber bran muffins with a twist from the normal raisins. From The Smart Baking Cookbook, by Jane Kinderlehrer.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF and grease or line a 12-cup muffin tin.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the eggs, oil, buttermilk/yogurt, molasses, and honey.
  3. Stir in the wheat bran.
  4. In medium bowl, mix together the pastry flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg.
  5. Stir the flour mixture into the bran mixture, being careful not to overmix.
  6. Fold in the apple and pecans.
  7. Spoon the batter into muffin tin and bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.


Most Helpful

Super super good!!! I used all honey in place of molasses and added applesauce as well as the oil, and replaced 1/3 of the bran w/ground flaxseed meal. I also added a pecan-lemonzest-crumb topping for extra yum. I wrote the recipe down; will be making these again!

FionaS September 29, 2009

These were SO good! I was also worried that they might turn out dry when I first took them out of the oven but they were moist. I used wheat bran, used all honey (replacing the molasses), applesauce for the oil, buttermilk& added 1/3 cup Splenda. I left out the pecans so I added another 1/2 cup chopped apple. I also ground up my oats. loved the healthy ingredients-thank you!

LUVMY2BOYS April 10, 2006

I followed this recipe exactly, using wheat bran and organic fat free vanilla yogurt. These have great texture and good flavor but are a bit dry. Next time I think I'll use oat bran (because I find that to be less "thick" tasting then wheat bran). I found that adding a little homemade jelly (I have some wonderful strawberry/cranberry made by the ladies of my church) made them divine!

ladypit November 24, 2004

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