I used the ask for amount of natural bran instead of the cereal and it worked perfectly. For the butter I used a non-hydrogenated margarine and Splenda Brown blend in 3/4 the amount of sugar ask for. The applesauce really works well here, it adds moisture and great flavor while cutting fat. My test muffin was very well enjoyed along with a cuppa of cinnamon orange tea. Thanks so much for posting this Jenny.