Lime and Ginger Bran Muffins

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

Moist bran muffins with grown-up flavours! They are a real treat!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Combine ginger, 2 tbsp of lime & 1/4 of sugar in a small pot.
  3. Cook over medium heat for 3 minutes or until sugar has dissolved & mixture is hot.
  4. Remove from heat and cool.
  5. Stir in lime zest (wait until it's cool, or else the zest will cook and you will lose the bright green colour).
  6. Whisk butter with remaining 1/2 cup sugar until smooth.
  7. Whisk in eggs and buttermilk until blended.
  8. Combine bran, flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder in a large bowl.
  9. Stir in buttermilk mixture - Do not overmix.
  10. Spoon batter into 12 large well-greased or paper-lined muffin cups.
  11. Fill to about 3/4 full.
  12. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  13. GLAZE: Prepare glaze by combining sugar, water and lime juice in a small pot.
  14. Bring to a boil over high heat and boil for 1 minute.
  15. Prick hot muffins several times with a toothpick or skewer and brush muffin with glaze.
  16. Cool in pan on a rack.
Most Helpful

These have a great flavor and texture, but are a bit labor intensive, so they will get made for special occasions. I couldn't find where the ginger syrup should be added so I added it with the buttermilk mixture. Mine spread out on top because I overfilled the tins, because I didn't want to have just 2 more in another tin. I would adjust ingredients down to get 12 muffins instead of 14. But as I said, the flavor was great. I used oat bran. Made for Fall 2011 PAC game.

Outta Here October 23, 2011