Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
This is my own adaptation of a recipe I found on the back of the oat bran box. These are also good with cinnamon sugar sprinkled on top before baking, and are especially yummy warmed up in the microwave about 10-15 seconds , with a little margarine!
- 3⁄4 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 1⁄2 cups oat bran
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup nuts (optional)
- 1⁄2 cup raisins (optional)
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce, chilled
- 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners, or grease muffin tins.
- In a large bowl, mix together dry ingredients, including nuts & raisins if using.
- In another bowl, mix together vanilla, oil, eggs & applesauce until well blended.
- Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients; add wet ingredients & mix until well blended.
- Let mixture sit for 10 minutes (for oat bran to absorb some of the liquid).
- Spoon mixture into paper-lined muffin cups and bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown & toothpick comes out clean.
- Let muffins cool in pan for 5 minutes; then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
Good, simple recipe. I made mini muffins with walnuts. I used one less Tbsp of oil and added 2 very ripe bananas to the mix. I also sprinkled with raw sugar and oats as another person suggested...and it gave it a nice little punch. Yummy and moist.
I love this recipe. I was going to make the one on the back of the box, but yours looked so much tastier. The only change I made was instead of vanilla, I used 1 Tbsp. Molasses. I like the depth it gives to bran muffins. If you've never tried oat bran, get your feet wet with this recipe...it's yummy. Thank you for posting!
These are excellent, moist and flavorful. Perfect made in mini-muffin tins for small children! I ran out of oat bran and substituted crushed oat cereal for half of the bran, and that turned out just as well. These freeze nicely, too. Thanks for the great kid-friendly recipe.