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Presenting: The Most Fantabulous Original All-Bran Muffin Recipe!

on January 3, 2013

You have to make somewhat of a “deal” out of this because, let’s face it, no matter what you call it, it’s a bran muffin. However, I’ve been making this recipe, and variations of it, for about 40 years now (yes, waaay back in dinosaur times before bran was even “in”), so that, in itself, might be something to celebrate, right? Yeah, ok. It’s still a bran muffin. But, in its defense, it’s pretty healthy, rather tasty, very versatile and must have something going for it if they’re still putting the recipe on the box after all these years…

All-Bran Muffinsbran muffin


  • 2 cups All-Bran Cereal
  • 1-1/4 cups Milk
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 cup Oil (vegetable works well but I have used Olive Oil)
  • 1/4 cups Flour
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 Tbs. Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt


  1. Combine cereal and milk. Let stand 30 minutes.
  2. Add egg and oil, beat well.
  3. Add rest of ingredients. Beat just until combined.
  4. Put into muffin pans sprayed with “name brand non-stick cooking spray” (the last time I mentioned an actual product here I got pummelled with spam so use your imagination and whatever ‘pan greaser’ you have on hand).
  5. Bake at 400F for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Each muffin has about 170 calories (as made above), 3 grams of fiber, 6.5 grams of fat, and 10 grams of sugar. 

MY changes, over the years, have included;

  • To reduce the fat use applesauce instead of oil, using cup for cup.
  • Use egg whites instead of whole eggs to cut the cholesterol.
  • Use soy or rice milk instead of cows milk (I’ve not tried almond or coconut milk but they might be very good).
  • Use 1/4 cup sugar (instead of 1/2) and add dried fruit for extra sweetness.
  • Adding spices such as cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg.
  • Only use 2 tsp. baking powder (instead of 1 Tbs.) because I just don’t like the taste of BP in my food and 2 tsp. works just fine.
  • Adding nuts and seeds to increase the nutritional value.

Today was another first on my list of “my changes.” I only had 1 cup of bran flakes (not even the cereal…just flakes that I’d used in another recipe) so I added 1 cup of “super nutty” granola (this is what I had on hand…) and they still turned out just as yummy. And slathering them in coconut butter didn’t hurt either…


2 responses to “Presenting: The Most Fantabulous Original All-Bran Muffin Recipe!

  1. I don’t see the oil ingredient above or how much?

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