Jen's Low Fat High Fiber Bran Muffins

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

I have gone through pretty much all the bran muffin recipes on the zaar (and there are a lot!) and I could not find one like mine. We really enjoyed these, and I think if I don't write it down I'll forget all the substitutions I made! This makes 2 dozen regular or a lot of mini! (I made 1 dozen regular and 2 dozen mini.)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put 1 cup of the wheat bran in a bowl with the 1 cup of boiling water.
  2. Stir and let it sit until the water is absorbed.
  3. In a large bowl put the flour, the baking soda, and salt.
  4. Combine the sugar, splenda, oil, and applesauce.
  5. Add the sugar mixture to the flour along with the wet bran and the remaining 2 cups of bran and the 2 eggs (that you have beaten).
  6. Combine the milk and the vinegar (let sit for about a minute) and then add this to the flour mixture.
  7. Mix until totally combined.
  8. Put into muffin pans you have sprayed with cooking spray.
  9. Cook for about 15 minutes or until done.


Most Helpful

Super Great! I modified a bit (I just have to with everything). I omitted the oil and Splenda and added a total of 1 cup unsweetend applesauce. I added 1 tsp of cinn and 1 tsp of vanilla and one cup of craisins. I actually added everything at once in a big bowl, after waiting for the bran to absorb the water, and mixed until well combined. I baked them for 15 mins for the big, as you stated, and 10 for the minis. Everything else I followed the recipe. Thank you for a great recipe!

pathobe3 October 11, 2009

These muffins are very good! I did make some modifications. I used all applesauce and no oil. I also substituted 1/2 cup molasses for the splenda and almond milk instead of skim milk. These would be perfect with some fresh blueberries! Also, I like BIG muffins so this recipe made 18 for me. I will definitely make these again.

enigma256 September 06, 2008

I love muffins and usually have several to choose from in the freezer. This will make a nice addition to my stash. After reading Roosie's review, I opted to add some orange zest along with dried cranberries and some finely chopped pecans. In addition, I used all applesauce instead of adding oil and some of my homemade yogurt thinned with a touch of water instead of the soured milk. I baked these at 375 degrees as well. The end result was nice dense, muffins with a hint of orange. Something I will be making again as I love bran muffins. Thanks!

PaulaG July 24, 2005

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