Melt in Your Mouth Bran Muffins

"Best bran muffin recipe I've ever tried, very moist. I'm almost positive the secret is the coffee called for in recipe. Also great because not really, really sweet. Warning it makes a very big batch but guaranteed to go fast because they taste SO good."
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18 jumbo muffins




  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a large bowl combine bran, flour, sugar salt, baking soda and baking powder thoroughly; set aside.
  • In another bowl combine the oil, coffee, eggs, milk and vanilla, mix well.
  • (Hint: I soak the raisins in very hot water while I'm mixing up ingredients because they become more plump and juicy).
  • Add the dry ingredients to the liquid and mix thoroughly.
  • Add raisins to mixture and stir together.
  • In greased muffin tins put mixture to fill 3/4 full.
  • Bake in oven for 20 to 25 minutes.
  • I'm guessing on the amount of servings it makes because when I was given the recipe it wasn't listed.
  • Also cooking time will be longer if you use jumbo tins--I listed for the regular size tins.

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  1. OMG!!! I can never keep enough of these around, everyone I know loves them!! Thanks for a new family favourite!!
  2. SOOOO good! Moist and light with a crunchy top and great flavor. This would be a good muffin to try on someone who doesn't like bran muffins. I made 1/4 recipe and got 9 muffins full to the top. Also used vanilla roast coffee which was delicious. Thanks, hotmomma Temple, for an awesome muffin!
  3. Delicious and so easy to make!
  4. Very nice flavoured muffin..just how I like them..moist and not too sweet..I love the added raisins..which I did soak for a few minutes. I got 36 large muffins. Thanks for sharing.
  5. A very tasty, moist muffin. I found them a bit sweet though and will cut back on the sugar next time. I can't say I feel the coffee added any flavor but it didn't take away from it either. I made a 1/2 batch (used 2 eggs) and got 22 regular size muffins. I omitted the raisins since I don't care for them in baked goods. We thought they were excellent with or without butter. Thanks for sharing!


  1. The flavor in these is amazing. I think its the coffee, but mmmm! I made 1/4 of the recipe, which I thought would give me 4.5 jumbo muffins or 9 regular-sized (the regular size are usually half the size of the gumbo). However, I got 12- and I wasn't being skimpy on the batter either. I can't tell you how happy I am I got 12 though, these are just too yummy. I followed the recipe exactly, using wheat bran, canola oil and although the quartered recipe calls for 1 1/4 eggs, I figured I'd be safe with just one (it was fine). I think that the sugar could be knocked down a little- not that these are TOO sweet, just that they could be a little less sweet and still be good. Next time I make these, I will substitute 1/2 (or more) of the oil with applesauce, as I did find these a tad oily out of the oven (they set up better once they cooled) and I think they might be better with a little less oil, but with the same amount of melt-in-your-mouth moisture! I have never tasted anything quite like the spectacular flavor these have from the combination of the coffee and bran. I just love it. Thanks for posting! These are TERRIFIC!


I live in Carrot River Sk (yes the town is called carrot river) I am a full time mom of three children my son Kaleb who is four, my two daughter's Asia and Vienna- three and two in that order., and our most recent edition a 99'9% siamese kitten named Sander( my son's choice of name). I also work part time. I love looking after my flowers (which i have LOTS of) cross stitching and most outdoor activities i also do some painting and i enjoy baking or cooking. I also love working out both cardio and weights(surprisingly i don't get enough exercise chasing my three children around). I'am getting more into the cooking now b/c of having three very big eaters, besides my husband. i can be contacted at If i had a mth off w/ no responsibilities i would love to travel, just for me. chances missed before marriage and children.
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