Another Low-Calorie Bran Muffin Recipe

Another Low-Calorie Bran Muffin Recipe created by jbarrena

I was looking for a low calorie healthy bran muffin recipe that tasted like a traditional bran muffin, and finally came up with a sort of "Frankenstein monster" conglomeration of a basic recipe with several substitutions. They turned out great and at around 100 calories per muffin they have become my favorite. NOTE: You can use any combination of oat bran and wheat bran to make the 1 1/2 cups bran. Oat bran has its own benefits, but adds more calories.

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray muffin cups with Pam (or equivalent).
  • Add skim milk to vinegar to make 1 cup soured milk and set aside for 5 minutes.
  • Add soured milk to bran; let stand for 10 minutes.
  • Mix together applesauce, egg, Splenda, molasses and vanilla and then add to milk/bran mixture.
  • Mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • Add flour mixture to bran/milk mixture, and stir just until blended.
  • Fold in raisins (if desired) and spoon batter into muffin tins.
  • Bake for 17 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Cool in pan for 5 minutes, then remove from pan and enjoy!
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"I was looking for a low calorie healthy bran muffin recipe that tasted like a traditional bran muffin, and finally came up with a sort of "Frankenstein monster" conglomeration of a basic recipe with several substitutions. They turned out great and at around 100 calories per muffin they have become my favorite. NOTE: You can use any combination of oat bran and wheat bran to make the 1 1/2 cups bran. Oat bran has its own benefits, but adds more calories."

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  1. Aliceann M.
    Followed directions as written. Perfect. I didn't know if my husband would like them, because they definitely taste "healthy" compared to other muffins, but he liked them a lot, as well. I will probably add chopped nuts, of some kind, to the next batch, but they were delicious, as is. They're especially good with some room temperature butter. ;)
  2. Sarah F.
    I made an account on food.com just to review this recipe! I love bran and have been searching for low calorie bran muffin recipes. This one is the best! They come out to 97 calories per muffin. I follow the recipe exactly, but use 1/4 cup of mollases and unsweetened cashew milk instead of skim milk. I've tried them with craisins and they're great. Also tried with wheat germ, but it really increases the calorie count.
  3. Sarah F.
    Less mollases, less zero calorie sweetener (I used 2T), cashew milk instead of skim milk
  4. One Happy Woman
    You are the muffin master - these are awesome and so adaptable. I know, because I needed to make some substitutions to help our diet needs even further: I use almond milk instead of regular milk, sucralose (Splenda) instead of sugar and molasses, and Carbalose flour instead of regular wheat flout. And if I'm out of applesauce? I throw a whole small orange into the food processor and puree that puppy up with the milk, egg, vanilla and milk. I always make a double batch and freeze half for later use. And try a little ground mace with cinnamon. Yum!
  5. One Happy Woman
    You are the muffin master - these are awesome and so adaptable. I know, because I needed to make some substitutions to help our diet needs even further: I use almond milk instead of regular milk, sucralose (Splenda) instead of sugar and molasses, and Carbalose flour instead of regular wheat flout. And if I'm out of applesauce? I throw a whole small orange into the food processor and puree that puppy up with the milk, egg, vanilla and milk. I always make a double batch and freeze half for later use. And try a little ground mace with cinnamon. Yum!
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