The Very Best Blueberry Bran Muffins

"This recipe came to me in a newsletter from and boy am I ever glad I tried them. These have to be the very very best muffins I have ever made."
photo by Emmelyn Stieb photo by Emmelyn Stieb
photo by Emmelyn Stieb
photo by Michael H. photo by Michael H.
photo by Jenn from New Orlea photo by Jenn from New Orlea
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12-16 large muffins




  • Preheat oven to 375°F Lightly spray muffin pans.
  • In large bowl, combine cereal with milk, let stand 10 minutes.
  • In separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.
  • Whisk brown sugar, egg, molasses and melted butter into cereal mixture.
  • Pour over dry ingredients and sprinkle with blueberries.
  • Stir just until moistened.
  • Spoon into prepared muffin pan. Bake 25 to 30 mins or until tops are firm to the touch.
  • Note: to sour milk, spoon 4 tsp lemon juice or white vinegar into glass measuring cup, pour in enough milk to make 1 1/2 cups. Let stand for 5 mins then stir.
  • If using frozen blueberries, do not thaw before adding to the muffins.

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  1. annlouise
    Wow! These muffins live up to their claim. I was so impressed with these. I used all whole wheat flour, and since I was out of regular molasses, I used mostly golden corn syrup with a touch of blackstrap molasses. The only problem is that I should have made a double batch!
  2. Brenda Z.
    Love this recipe. I used part molasses and part honey. They were deliciously moist. Next time I will use only a cup of blueberries and add some chopped toasted walnuts for some crunch. Such a good recipe! I love recipes using buttermilk. I keep it on hand for my muffins, biscuits, and pancakes!!
  3. Anonymous
    Absolutely delicious!! Didn't change a thing in your recipe & they are Great!!!
  4. Anonymous
    These muffins were so horrible. Dry and inedible. So disappointed.
  5. Olive Matuka
    Great muffin! I did add a bit more spice - doubled the cinnamon and added a hint of nutmeg & ginger - but that was really it for any tweaks...which is pretty good for me. Good proportions of sweet and salty (usually a muffin is either too much - or too little - of one or the other). I do typically bake muffins at 400F (and for a bit less time) which I find gives them a nice poofy domed top. Will be making these often, thanks!


  1. stvbeland
    Blueberry Buttermilk Muffins : NO brown sugar or molasses ? Use equal liquid honey ! NO blueberries ? Sub warm-water soaked & drained raisins or craisins (mixed). Before oven placement, top each muffin with a single dried prune and lightly (pinch) sprinkle raw Demarara sugar crystals on top for an added tasty crunch.
  2. Christine H.
    subbed rolled oats (1 &1/4 C) with ground flax (2 TBS) and almond meal (the rest of the way to fill the last 1/2 C).
  3. Pdiltsy
    Fluffy, dark and full of flavour. I used fresh picked Saskatoon berries in place of the blueberries. Smells wonderful while baking.


Update Nov 2009 - I live in Northwestern Ontario with the cold and the bugs. A baby born in each of my decade 20's 30's 40's!!! plus 2 grandsons now. I love to cook and hardly ever repeat a recipe. I never really had a fav cookbook but I now have a favorite recipe site that I am totally addicted to-RECIPEZAAR!!! I still email recipes to my own kids. My pet peeve is those folks who turn their noses up at a dish even before they try it. My family have sat at the table with a pig tail or a chicken foot on their plate just becuz I found a recipe - HAHAHa - cooking should be fun and very once in a while the dogs get a treat! I also love watching decorating shows and my husband keeps promising to put wheels on the furniture to make room arrangments easier! We don't hobby farm anymore on our 8 acres and the large veg garden has been made over - half rock garden and other half with 12 new raised cedar beds because I am getting old and the knees don't work so well. It is fabulous and will post a new cover pic altho I love my Inukshuks!! I LOVE snowshoeing and am blessed to be able to walk out my back door and enjoy.
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