By ladypit on February 11, 2005
Photo by PaulaG
Photo by PaulaG
"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.)"
Serving Size: 1 (1587 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"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!"
"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."
"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!"
"Very easy to make. They taste really good just plain, but they are a real treat by adding some dried fruit. I am going to try and substitute the applesauce with pumpkin butter, for Thanksgiving morning."
"This is the best bran muffin I've ever eaten. My 4yr old loves them too. I followed the recipe to the letter and baked at 350. The recipe made 12 reg. size muffins and 36 mini muffins. (My 4yr old is sneaking another one while I'm write this!) Good job Jen!!!"
"If you like bran muffins, you must give these a try. They are moist and light and kept well for a couple days in our pantry. Great substitutions to make these healthier than some bran muffins that have lots of oil. And the flavor is good and earthy. Thanks for a sharing this recipe. "
"I halved the recipe to make one dozen and they were gone in a flash. I didn't use Splenda or brown sugar, but used Sucanat instead for both measures. Otherwise, I followed the recipe. I baked at 375F at the suggestion of the other reviewer, which seemed to work just fine. I was really concerned as I was pouring the batter into the tins, because it was really quite thin. I decided to have faith in the recipe, though, and they baked up just fine, to my relief. Now these did come out nice and moist, but I did feel they were a little lacking in flavor. I think they would really benefit from the addition of some dried fruit or seeds or nuts or vanilla extract or maybe a different hot liquid (applejuice?) than water or some citrus zest. I love bran muffins and I think this is a really good basic low-fat recipe for them, but I do think it needs a bit more zing. Thanks for posting, Jen!"
"Wow! These are great. I did have to guess at the oven temp. and put them on 375. I try to only use whole grain and these were just the right thing. Thanks!"