Yogurt Blueberry Bran Muffins

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

I like it because it is a healthy muffin. I substitute Egg Beaters for the eggs. Instead of 1 cup of oil I use 1/2 cup oil and 1/2 cup applesauce, but that is up to you. I like to use frozen blueberries as then the colour doesn't turn the flour that yucky blue colour. You will have to test for doneness as it takes longer.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 400 g any flavour yogurt (about 1-2/3 cups)
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 34 cup brown sugar (increase to 1 cup if you prefer sweeter muffins)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup oil (or 1/2 cup oil and 1/2 cup apple sauce)
  • 2 cups natural bran (not cereal, the real wheat bran)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups flour (can be white or whole wheat)
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup blueberries (I always use about 2 cups, I like lots of blueberries in my muffins)


  1. Preheat oven 350°.
  2. Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners or spray with Pam.
  3. Measure yogurt into medium bowl and mix in baking soda, it will foam and it is supposed too; set aside.
  4. In a large bowl beat together sugar, eggs and oil.
  5. Add bran and vanilla.
  6. In a separate bowl mix together flour and baking powder.
  7. Gradually add the flour and yogurt mixtures alternately to the sugar mixture.
  8. Fold in blueberries.
  9. Bake 20-35 minutes.
  10. Makes 12 very large muffins or 18 large muffins.
Most Helpful

These are very tasty muffins,especially with freshly picked blueberries.I used vanilla yogurt and I also used the cereal bran and these turned out just fine.Excellent recipe!

LuuvBunny August 06, 2006

My 4 year old helped to make these so I expected them to be a little tough with over-stirring, but they still turned out nice and fluffy. I used two cups of blueberries, and a full cup of brown sugar because I used plain yogurt. They were still not overly sweet (also, relying on the 4 year old to pack the sugar), which is just how we like them :)

Rhizzle July 23, 2014

I have been making these for years. I have a batch in the oven, as a matter of fact! Thanks for the healthier substitutions.

Chef Garnett MJ November 17, 2013