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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Oat Bran Muffins

I recently picked up a bag of Bob’s Red Mill Oat Bran Hot Cereal. Our girls love hot cereal so I thought we’d give it a try. On the back was a recipe for oat bran muffins. Β I love bran muffins, so I had to make the recipe. (I’ve yet to cook hot cereal with our bag of oat bran!)

oat bran muffins web

I made quite a few adaptations to the recipe – it was far too healthy. πŸ˜‰ Our muffins came out light and fluffy, with just the right amount of sweetness. Β I used a mini muffin tin and was popping muffins like candy. (Side note: Cate, my 5-year-old, gave me the muffin tin for Christmas and I LOVE it. What a smart little girl. Mini muffins are my new fave.)

oat bran muffins in tin web

Oat Bran Muffins
  • ¾ cup whole wheat or regular pastry flour
  • ¾ cup Bob's Red Mill oat bran cereal
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅓ cup banana (1 medium), mashed
  • ½ cup yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoon butter, melted
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  1. Mix dry ingredients. Mix liquid ingredients in separate bowl. Combine the two mixtures and stir until moistened. Lightly grease or line muffin tin with paper cups. Fill ⅔ full. Bake at 400ΒΊ for 18-20 minutes. Makes 10-12 muffins. (If you use mini muffin tins like I did, bake at 350ΒΊ degrees for 18-20 minutes. Makes 24 mini muffins.)



  1. 1

    The muffins look tasty! I am always up for a good bran muffin!

  2. 2

    I’ve been in the mood to make a good muffin lately – may have to try this one! Looks yummy.

  3. 3

    Geez…how much healthier were the original muffins? These look pretty healthy to me!

    Thanks for the recipe–all the muffin recipes I’ve ever used (or any quick breads) call for SO much sugar/oil that I might as well make a cake. I’ll try this one!

  4. 4

    Hmmm, I will have to try that one. Thanks for sharing.

    Here’s my current favorite bran muffin recipe – – it has a choclate flavor to it. Yummy~!

  5. Just saw this run through my feed on Facebook and I just read your post this morning:

    Love your website, now to find the time to bake and cook all the goodness!

  6. Wow, what an impressive presentation! I love everything to do with muffins.Great share!

  7. 7
    Jane Maynard

    that’s funny, christie – yahoo and I must be on the same wavelength πŸ˜‰ I’ve always been happy with their products!

  8. 8

    I have to admit, I am an absolute addict of these muffins! I use whole wheat pastry flour and perfectly happy with the results. I also like to add ~1/8 tsp of cardamom & nutmeg, gives them a nice “spice muffin” flavor. If I want them sweeter I throw 1/2cp. semi-sweet chocolate chips in, and if I’m feeling fruity I use a 1/2cp. of blueberries. Both are delicious but WARNING!!! If you use blueberries either refrigerate the muffins or eat them quickly, the muffins tend to be VERY moist and will spoil quicker than the base recipe.

    • the original recipe also has these ingredients 1/2 cup each of chopped dates, chopped nuts, chopped carrots and 1/2 tsp
      vanilla, I egg or 2 egg whites. I eat one with morning coffee, regular size muffin cups. they are delicious and healthy.

    • I’m a non-chunky muffin girl myself, but know others like all the fillings – thanks for sharing, mary! πŸ™‚

  9. 9
    Jane Maynard

    I like it when other people are addicted to baked goods like I am πŸ˜‰

    thanks for the great suggestions, zantha!

  10. 10
    Christine Lallo

    Please let me know how many calories in the oatbran muffins. Thank you.

  11. 11

    Could you post the nutritional amounts, carbs, sugar, fat?

  12. Hi Christine and Betty! I actually don’t calculate nutritional content for my recipes. There are tools online, however, where you can enter the recipe and get the info. Here is one for example:

    Hope that’s helpful!

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    Anita Fuller

    Excellent easy recipe. My neighbors I gave some too love them.

  14. 14

    I’ve made this recipe so many times. It’s my husband and my favorite. I don’t have whole wheat flour on hand so I just use white flour but we love adding extra things to it. Grated carrots, pecans are walnuts, craisins sometimes, chopped apples besides the bananas of course. I make them in the little teeny muffin tins and with one recipe can get 48 little muffins and they’re the perfect size if you just want a quick snack or even a few for dessert.

  15. 15

    Hi Jane,

    You didn’t use any water or milk? I am going to make now but adding some unsweetened applesauce.

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