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Raisin Oat Bran Muffins

These oat bran muffins are moist and flavorful without being overly sweet. Who said eating healthy couldn’t be delicious? Serve them with a pat of butter and enjoy!

A bite taken out of one of the bran muffins on a plate

I love bran muffins. Not more than chocolate muffins but that’s just because I’m a chocolate fiend. But if I want a change, I will pick this muffin because it has great flavor, is satisfying and delicious.

Years ago, when I would head off to work a day shift at the restaurant, I would stop at a well known coffee/donut place before my shift. I would mostly get a bran muffin, but sometimes I would get a chocolate chip muffin.

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Until they started putting less than four chocolate chips in each muffin.

Then, I only got bran muffins. But these are far superior to any store bought muffin I’ve ever had. The texture is perfect and the taste is outstanding.

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Helpful tips

  • I’ve had to buy oat bran from Amazon because I can’t find it easily in local stores. If you can’t find it, wheat bran will also work. But I say try it with oat bran first.
  • Be careful not to over mix the batter or the muffins won’t rise as well.
  • These muffins freeze well when stored in an airtight container. We use a gallon ziplock bag. We usually freeze half of the muffins after they are completely cooled or at least have come to room temperature.
  • These muffins can stay in the freezer for up to 6 months.
  • After they’ve baked, if your cake tester comes out clean, the muffins are done but know that they may sink somewhat.
  • If you want this recipe to be vegan, you can substitute 1/4 cup applesauce for the egg.
  • I use spelt flour because I enjoy it but if you prefer, you can substitute it with all-purpose flour (white) or whole wheat flour.
overhead view of muffins on a wire rack with a bite taken out of one of them
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How to make oat bran muffins

Pre-step

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Get a large bowl, rubber spatula, and muffin tins. Place 9 muffin cups in the muffin pan (or tins).

Step one

Gather the dry ingredients – sprouted spelt flour, almond flour, oat bran, brown sugar, flax meal, baking soda and salt. (A)

Step two

Gather the wet ingredients – large egg, molasses, olive oil, almond milk and vanilla. (B)

dry ingredients and the wet ingredients for the muffins

Step three

Place all the dry ingredients in the mixing bowl before adding the wet ingredients. (C)

Step four

Mix the flour mixture and the wet ingredients with a rubber spatula until almost combined. Add raisins and fold them in but be careful not to over mix.

Step five

Spoon the batter into the muffin cups. (D)

The ingredients in a bowl and the batter in the muffin pans

Step six

Bake for 22 minutes or until done.

The pan of bran muffins on a wire rack

Let them rest in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring the muffins to a wire rack to cool.

Overhead view of the muffins on a wire rack

Time to plate one.

Close up of one of the oat muffins on a white plate

I’m drooling, so now I have to bite it.

A white plate with a bite taken out of the muffin with more muffins in the background

Yum, yum, yum.

These oat bran muffins freeze well, which is what we usually do with half of the batch.

I hope you enjoyed this recipe!

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A bite out of one of the oat bran muffins - square

Oat Bran Muffins

Delicious and healthy bran muffins that will make you want to wake up!
4.92 from 12 votes
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Course: Muffins and Breads
Cuisine: Breads
Keyword: bran muffins, oat bran muffins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 9 Muffins
Calories: 328kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup spelt flour or flour of choice
  • 1/2 cup almond flour or flour of choice
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup flax meal
  • 1 cup oat bran
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup almond milk or milk of choice
  • 1/4 cup molassas
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup raisins

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 F
  • Put all your dry ingredients in a mixing bowl
  • Add wet ingredients and stir until combined
  • Add raisins and stir until combined – do not over mix
  • Line muffin pan with cups and spoon batter into each cup – fill 9 cups for bigger muffins
  • Bake for 22 minutes or until done
  • Plate a muffin
  • Eat
  • Smile
  • Enjoy
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Notes

Helpful tips
  • I’ve had to buy oat bran from Amazon because I can’t find it easily in local stores. If you can’t find it, wheat bran will also work. But I say try it with oat bran first.
  • Be careful not to over mix the batter or the muffins won’t rise as well.
  • These muffins freeze well when stored in an airtight container. We use a gallon ziplock bag. We usually freeze half of the muffins after they are completely cooled or at least have come to room temperature.
  • These muffins can stay in the freezer for up to 6 months.
  • After they’ve baked, if your cake tester comes out clean, the muffins are done but know that they may sink somewhat.
  • If you want this recipe to be vegan, you can substitute 1/4 cup applesauce for the egg.
  • I use spelt flour because I enjoy it but if you prefer, you can substitute it with all-purpose flour (white) or whole wheat flour.

Nutrition

Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 328kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 223mg | Potassium: 233mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 2.3mg
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44 Comments

  1. I love bran muffins! Who doesn’t, right? This recipe looks so good – the muffins look moist and just perfect!

  2. Yesss! You’re right, I DO want to run out and make these muffins straight away after just looking at your photos haha, but I confess, I’m 100% with you on making the larger muffins. Sorry, but a teeny tiny ‘normal’ muffin just won’t cut it! ๐Ÿ˜› Now, I’m normally a choc chip fiend too but after your description, I’m thoroughly inspired to make them with bran. Can’t wait to try! ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Aww, these cute raisin oat bran muffins look absolutely perfect! And they are healthy too, can’t wait to try them!

    1. Katie, Thanks for pointing that out. The things we miss even when we read something 100 times. I fixed the recipe card to reflect 1/4 cup of molasses! Thanks again!

  4. So I made these today, I have to say I really like them, texture was good, like a hearty healthy muffin. I am not much of a sweet flavor fan so it was a little to much sugar for me. I used coconut flour instead of spelt, otherwise I stuck to the recipe. Could you use applesauce instead of the oil? And reduce the sugar? Thanks for the recipe

    1. Thanks for your questions Cindy! I’m glad you liked them. You can substitute applesauce instead of oil at a 1:1 ratio. And you can also reduce the sugar, I’d say I’d go as low as 1/2 cup but if that’s still too much for you, 1/3 might be okay but I’ve never tried it like that. Good luck and let me know how it goes.

      1. I really loved these muffins but when I went to take them out of the nonstick tin some fell apart. I did not want to use muffin Cup papers. What did I do wrong?

        1. I’m glad you’ve enjoyed the muffins and I’m sorry they sometimes stick for you, Pam. I’ve always used the muffin paper cups. I don’t think you did anything wrong. Maybe grease the muffin tins? (I know it’s counter intuitive because of the nonstick pan but since some have fallen apart, that’s what I’d do in the future. I never trusted my nonstick and actually go rid of it. Now I only use paper. I hope this was helpful. Thanks for your comment.

  5. Delicious. I added three ripe bananas to a double recipe and used just 1/2 C brown sugar for double batch. Also added 1 1/2 C walnuts.

  6. I am not a breakfast person…BUT these muffins are just what I need with my morning coffee. Great for snacks and afternoon coffee breaks too.

  7. These muffins look soooo delicious! My wife will definitely love to have this tomorrow for breakfast.

  8. These oat bran muffins are the perfect little bites of sweetness to go with your morning cup of coffee.

  9. I love a good bran muffin and this recipe is outstanding, currently enjoying one with my coffee! Thanks so much! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. There is nothing quite like a batch of fresh, home-baked muffins in the morning! It’s such a comfort treat for me but with these I don’t have to feel too guilty about having a muffin for breakfast with my coffee. They look so moist and sound delicious ^_^

    1. Thanks so much Tammy! I know what you mean about feeling guilty! These don’t make me feel that way. My chocolate ones do, unfortunately. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. I have made these oat bran muffins for breakfast today, well, it was more of a brunch and they were so delicious especially with my cup of coffee. Kids loved them too! I will definitely make these again.

  12. It is the WORST when your favourite eatery or cafe stops selling your favourite food! Your oat bran muffins look so delicious and I have to give this recipe a try!

  13. So much fiber in these muffins! As a fiber fanatic, I’m so impressed with this recipe! These are great for breakfast.

  14. Those muffins looks absolutely delicious! The texture is amazing to look at. I love healthy muffins like this one. Can’t wait to give it a try sooner!

  15. Yay, a homemade bran muffin that tastes great. I decreased the sugar ratio a bit and subโ€™d in honey for the brown sugar and maple syrup for the molasses. Used walnuts instead of fruit as I had them on hand. Otherwise I followed the recipe as is. Very yummy & still sweet enough for us. Thank you.

    1. I’m glad to hear that Julie! I never thought of substituting maple syrup instead of molasses. I’ll have to try that the next time I make them. Thanks for letting me know!

  16. Funny thing…I thought I had oat bran in my pantry. turns out ot was cream of buckwheat. However this recipe works well. I used spelt flour and quinoa flour. I also sub’d honey for the molasses (bc I didn’t have molasses). I soaked the raisens first and added pecans as well. the muffins are amazing!

    1. I’m so glad to hear that, Melanie! Did you end up using the cream of buckwheat? So fun. I love when people adapt the recipes to make it work for them. Thanks for letting me know.

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