Yummy Low-Fat Bran Muffins

Donna Bruce


Amazingly moist and you can use different kinds of fruit.


★★★★★ 2 votes

20 Min
20 Min


  • 1 1/2 c
    wheat bran
  • 1 c
    non-fat milk
  • 1
  • 1 c
    applesauce, unsweetened or large mashed banana
  • 2/3 c
    dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1 c
    whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 c
    blueberries or raisins or any fruit you like

How to Make Yummy Low-Fat Bran Muffins


  1. Preheat oven to 375 and line muffin pan with paper muffin liners.
  2. Combine wheat bran and milk and let sit for 10 minutes. If using raisins, put them in warm water to soak. It makes them plump up.
  3. Combine applesauce, brown sugar, egg and vanilla extract. Mix well.
  4. Combine wheat bran mixture with applesauce mixture.
  5. Sift dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt & cinnamon).
  6. Combine everything together until blended. Add fruit.
  7. Scoop mixture evenly into muffin cups. Bake for 20 minutes or until muffins springs back from light touch.
  8. Remove muffins from muffin pan to cooling rack for about 5 minutes. Unless eating right away, store warm (not hot) muffins in a plastic container and put in the fridge.
  9. 30 seconds in the microwave make them perfect the next morning (if there are any left the next morning) Enjoy!

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About Yummy Low-Fat Bran Muffins

Course/Dish: Muffins
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Hashtag: #low-fat

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