Bran Gems

Bran Gems

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Joan Woodward


My grandmother Wright wrote out this recipe from her mother and passed it on to my mother. My Mum made these moist little muffins frequently. The recipe is very good for making those little bite-size muffins.


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Makes 10-12 standard size muffins or approx. 18-20 mini muffins.
10 Min
15 Min


  • 1 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 c
    oat bran
  • 1 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 c
    sour milk
  • 1
    egg, well beaten
  • 1/2 c
    raisins (optional)
  • 1/2 c
    walnuts (optional)
  • 1/2 c
    chopped dates (optional)

How to Make Bran Gems


  1. Mix all dry ingredients together - except the baking soda - in a large bowl.
  2. Dissolve the soda in sour milk. (Sour the milk with 1/4 to 1/2 tsp of lemon juice or vinegar.)
  3. Add milk and beaten egg to the flour mixture and combine gently.
  4. Mix in raisins and nuts, if desired, or add 1/2 cup chopped dates.
  5. Fill greased muffin tin cups two-thirds full or use paper liners.
  6. Bake in pre-heated 425 F. degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes.
    If using the mini-muffin tin, check for doneness after 7-8 minutes.

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About Bran Gems

Course/Dish: Muffins
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy

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