The Healthiest Bran Muffins You'll Ever Eat

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

I've looked all over for inspiration! When my mother was in the hospital for by-pass surgery, I picked up a handout for heart healthy bran muffins. It became the basis for this recipe, but I've added a number of very healthy additions. Customize this as you wish: choose different nuts, add raisins, dates, dried apricots... make them your own!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350º F. Line muffin tins with paper muffin cups.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients, including nuts and fruits.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, combine all the wet ingredients (milk, eggs, vanilla and oil).
  4. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the wet ingredients. Mix only until the dry ingredients are moistened.
  5. Fill the muffin cups about 2/3 full and bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out dry.
Most Helpful

I'm not too sure how I feel about the buckwheat groats because of their texture, but overall a fantastic tasting muffin.
I made a few substitutions: raisins instead of cranberries, walnuts instead of pecans, and I can't get vital gluten, so I put in a tsp of tapioca startch and an extra bit of egg.
I can't wait to eat another one tomorrow!

joanne.smolka August 11, 2012