Extreme Low-Fat Buttermilk-Bran Breakfast Squares

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 50 mins

Applesauce takes the place of butter to make these very low-fat! --- feel free to add in some raisins.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease an 8 x 8-inch baking pan.
  3. In a small heat-proof bowl mix together the 1/2 cup All Bran cereal with boiling water; let stand until softened.
  4. In a large bowl mix/whisk egg (or egg substitute) buttermilk, sugar and applesauce; add in the softened bran/water mixture to the egg mixture.
  5. In a bowl mix together both flours, baking soda and salt; add to the wet mixture; mix only just until combined.
  6. Stir in the 1 cup Bran Buds or 100% Bran cereal with a wooden spoon.
  7. Transfer the mixture to prepared baking pan.
  8. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the bars test done.
Most Helpful

What a great recipe. I was looking for something to use up about 12 small plums. I made the recipe as indicated but added 2 teaspoons vanilla and the diced plums to it. It could easily be used as dessert just add some vanilla icecream or cool whip.

cat_ashwood September 23, 2015

I love the fact that these YUM tasting brekky bars are almost FF and LC. I used 1/2 cup Splenda for the sweet part. I will make these again with the addition of raisins or blueberries as toni indicated. (didn't read that part until it was to late.) I also didn't have branbuds cereal and so just went with using another full cup of all-bran cereal to the mix. Still turned out very well. TY dear Kitzey.~ Made for 123HitWonders!

CoffeeB July 09, 2008

These were delicious and a quicker variation on a bran muffin. The buttermilk and applesauce manage to keep this moist and tender without much added fat. My own squares were made with egg substitute and 1/2 white sugar and 1/2 baking Splenda. Also tossed in a cup of frozen blueberries which added a touch of sweetness and flavor. Next time, I want to do raisins and a teaspoon of cinnamon. Thanks!

justcallmetoni December 28, 2007