Healthy Wheat Bran & Flax Meal Muffins

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by minus30pls

This is a new recipe I just tried and I like it but I like wholesome muffins! It's really simple and bakes quickly. The wheat bran can be substituted with any highfiber bran cereal (as long as you grind it up in a food processor!)

Top Review by PamTB

These were yummy! I used a scant 1/2 teaspoon of liquid stevia for the sweetener and apple cider vinegar for the lemon juice. Wonderful hearty flavor. The texture was a little coarser, but then they ARE bran, and I think bran muffins are maybe supposed to be. I think I'll add a little canola or walnut oil next time to make them a touch lighter in texture. But really, they're pretty darn good as is! And they're so nutritious--they're whole grain, have Omega-3s from the flax, fat free, and nearly sugar free--you can make these all the time and feel great serving them to the family. I plan to. Oh, and I should mention that they were devoured by the small crowd, too: ages 4, 6, and 8. Terrific with warm apple butter. Thanks!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix wheat bran, milk, and lemon juice together. Let it sit while preparing the next step.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat the egg until fluffy. Then beat in your sweetener of choice, honey, applesauce, ground flax, vanilla extract, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the bran mixture. Stir well.
  5. Add whole wheat flour to mixture.
  6. Spoon the mixture into muffin cups till about 2/3 full. Sprinkle the muffins with rolled oats.
  7. Bake for about 20 minutes. Do the toothpick trick!

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