Bran Muffins

MiMi’s Cafe is quite famous for their muffins, and my husband loves them. The one he usually orders is the bran muffin.

I’ve never made bran muffins and have really never cared to; but now that I have a husband that loves them and a son who can always use more fiber in his diet, I decided to give them a try.

This recipe is kinda my own. I got the basics from, but added quite a few of my own adjustments.


  • 1 1/2 cups oat bran
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • Streusel Topping:
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter
  • 2 tablespoons oats


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.
  2. Mix together wheat bran and buttermilk; let stand for 10 minutes.
  3. Beat together oil, egg, sugar and vanilla and add to buttermilk/bran mixture. Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir flour mixture into buttermilk mixture, until just blended. Fold in raisins and spoon batter into prepared muffin tins.
  4. Mix streusel ingredients together until textured like cornmeal and sprinkle onto muffins.
  5. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.

These muffins are yummy and healthy. 🙂



January 26, 2011. Breads, Breakfast/ Brunch.

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