Spicy Orange Bran Muffins

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine bran and buttermilk, let stand while assembling other ingredients.
  2. In bowl, combine remaining dry ingredients.
  3. In another bowl, combine egg, brown sugar, honey, molasses and oil.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Add bran mixture.
  6. Add dry ingredients.
  7. Bake in sprayed muffin tin in 375 degree oven for 20 minutes.
  8. Best served warm.


Most Helpful

Very delicious, healthy, orangey muffins! They had a nice consistency, not too dense, and they domed up perfectly as they baked. I did make a couple of changes: I left out the raisins, and I didn't have molasses on hand so I substituted an equal amount of maple syrup.

Atomic Girl Cooks! September 08, 2014

These are delicious! I had no problem with the consistency of the batter. Nice combination of flavors, with nothing overpowering the others. We don't like raisins, so subbed dried cherries. I used oat bran.

Outta Here February 22, 2009

These turned out pretty well. Let me state first why I'm giving these 4 stars rather than 5... they are quite good, but I think that the recipe has a little too much liquid in it. The batter was thinner than other bran muffin recipes I've made, but I just put them in the oven like that. I tried to take them out of the oven since they seemed to be cooked through, but they were kind of floppy (as muffins can get when they have too much liquid) and I had to put them back in to firm up some more, but by then the sides got a little dark and they were still a little floppy. The flavor was really good though. I was surprised that these weren't overwhelmingly cinnamony or orangey, but very well balanced. I really liked the flavors that the molasses and honey gave- usually baked goods call for sugar, molasses or honey, but rarely all three. I had enough batter for 12 VERY full muffin tins and got 12 very large muffins. Well balanced flavors and I think good potential for a truly great bran muffins, but I think the buttermilk quantity needs to be reduced a smidge. Thanks!

Roosie May 30, 2005

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