Recipe By Lisa
Published Jun 4th
Prep 15m Cook 20m Additional 5m Ready In 40m
Servings 12 muffins Calories 172.8

This recipe was given to me by my midwife after having a baby. Guaranteed to make everything, and I mean everything, better!!!

Recipe Ingredients

  • ½ cup raisins
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 ½ cups bran cereal (such as Kellogg's All-Bran® Original Cereal)
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 apple, cored and shredded
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • ½ cup honey

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups, or line with paper cupcake liners.
  2. 2 Cover raisins with water in a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave on High for 1 minute to plump. Drain the raisins, and set aside.
  3. 3 Beat the egg with milk in a bowl, and mix in the bran cereal. Let the mixture stand until the cereal absorbs the liquid, about 5 minutes. Gently mix in the plumped raisins, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, melted butter, shredded apple, mashed banana, and honey, and stir a few times to mix.
  4. 4 Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups, and bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 172.8
  • Carbohydrate 38.1 g
  • Cholesterol 22.1 mg
  • Fat 3.3 g
  • Fiber 7 g
  • Protein 3.6 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.7 g
  • Sodium 208.5 mg
  • Sugar 21.9 g


  1. These turned out wonderfully. Had my three year old daughter help me make them. Made a few changes. I used Raisin Bran Cereal instead of using raisins and plain bran cereal. I soaked the cereal in the milk and egg for almost 10 minutes-just while i was getting the other ingredients together. Also used 2 - Read more ...
  2. These were pretty good. I opted for dried blueberries instead of raisins and used a bran flake cereal with strawberries in it for more of a berry medley muffin which worked out well. The banana added a subtle layer of flavor. I was worried that the banana plus shredded apple would provide too much moisture - Read more ...
  3. SCORE! I have tried several bran muffin recipes and these are THE BEST. My 9 year old wanted to sign up on here to tell you all that even though she really, really doesn't like raisins you don't even know they are in here. I have made several batches during the last week and they - Read more ...
  4. Yum yum yum!! These are so good! I followed the recipe exactly like it was..well with the exception i put my apple in the food processer and made it in very small chunks instead of shredding the apple. I read some reviews that said these don't rise much so they added baking powder. i would - Read more ...
  5. Excellent use of leftover/stale Bran cereal! I did not have any bananas so used 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce (and foregoed the apple as well), I also subbed Splenda - 2 tbsp. for the honey as I had no honey! :) They just came out of the oven and they are nice, light and fluffy! (Oh - Read more ...
  6. This is a really good bran muffin recipe and very easy although I did make some changes. I didn't have bananas so I subbed in 1/3 cup of vanilla yogourt and added 1/2 tsp of vanilla 1/4 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp baking powder. I also used white flour and subbed blueberries instead of raisins. - Read more ...
  7. These are so good. Not your typical Bran muffin. I used plain flour because that is what I had on hand. I used a granny smith apple and chopped it instead of shreading it. I like the chunks. I also added some chopped pecans. I added extra bananas because my bananas were very small. This - Read more ...
  8. Perfect healthy bran recipe. I used oil instead of melted butter and dried blueberries instead of raisins. I don't think all the steps in the directions are necessary: simply mix the wet ingredients (plus raisins) and dry ingredients separately and then mix them together.
  9. I thought that this is a realy great recipe! The only thing I did for a change is that I added a little vanilla and baking powder. the baking powder makes them puff up a bit more.
  10. Very moist, not what I expected from a bran muffin. It had a light fruity taste and just the right amount of raisins. I didn't bother microwaving the raisins to make them soft, I just let them soak in the milk/egg/cereal mixture for five minutes. I used all-purpose flour as opposed to wheat and 2 - Read more ...
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