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Best Bran Muffin Recipe


Easy and delicious bran muffins made with wholesome ingredients. Perfect for breakfast, snacks, or lunch boxes! 


  • 3 cups unprocessed wheat bran
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup wheat flour
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups buttermilk (or 2 cups almond milk + 2 Tbsp vinegar)


  1. Mix 1 cup wheat bran with 1 cup boiling water; stir and let water absorb into bran.
  2. In s separate bowl, cream butter and brown sugar together.
  3. Combine the moist bran with the beaten eggs, 2 more cups of bran, buttermilk, sugar/butter mixture, and flour, soda, and salt. Stir until well blended.
  4. At this point, you can place the batter in the fridge for 2-4 weeks (and bake later) or bake immediately. 
  5. To bake, place 1/4 cup batter into each section of a greased muffin tin. Bake at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes. Muffins are done when you insert a toothpick and it comes out clean. 
  6. Let cool slightly and eat warm with butter and jam or plain! 


  • These bran muffins freeze well. Make a big batch and freeze for up to 3 weeks. Let sit at room temperature a few hours before eating from frozen. 
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: muffins, breakfast

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