These bran muffins use applesauce and wheat flour to create a wonderful healthy muffin. Easy to customize to anyone's flavor favorites!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 dozen muffins
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper liners.

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  • Combine bran flakes cereal, whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Whisk applesauce, sugar, vegetable oil, and egg together in a separate bowl; stir into flour mixture until just combined. Fill muffin cups about 2/3-full with batter.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, about 15 minutes. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes on a wire rack; serve warm.

Cook's Note:

Flavor Variations: Try cinnamon (or another flavor) applesauce in place of plain. For peanut butter muffins - add 2/3 cup peanut butter and 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda. Especially good with a teaspoon of jelly baked into each muffin. For spiced muffins - add 1/2 teaspoon ground clove and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract. For banana spice muffins - add 2 medium bananas (mashed), 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. For maple muffins - add 1/3 cup maple syrup or 1 teaspoon maple extract (syrup makes a moister muffin).

Nutrition Facts

122 calories; protein 1.7g 3% DV; carbohydrates 18.6g 6% DV; fat 5.1g 8% DV; cholesterol 15.5mg 5% DV; sodium 174.2mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2015
I made these just like the recipe with small exceptions. I didn't have wheat flour so I used white and I baked at 375 degrees because I was using a nonstick pan. They turned out moist and delicious just like the kind I used to love at snack time as a preschooler. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/22/2013
I added a teaspoon of homemade apple pie spice. I made no other changes. These were just okay. VERY dry. This was one of the few times my kids did not finish a whole muffin and they will usually eat 2-3 each in the morning. Read More
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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
10/22/2013
I added a teaspoon of homemade apple pie spice. I made no other changes. These were just okay. VERY dry. This was one of the few times my kids did not finish a whole muffin and they will usually eat 2-3 each in the morning. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2015
I made these just like the recipe with small exceptions. I didn't have wheat flour so I used white and I baked at 375 degrees because I was using a nonstick pan. They turned out moist and delicious just like the kind I used to love at snack time as a preschooler. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/14/2020
I had a huge bag of 40% bran flakes that hubby brought home and I was trying to find a way to use them. I tried this recipe with a spoonful of grape jelly on top as one reader suggested. Baked them in a silicon muffin pan and they turned out great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2013
I found after I was ready to add the applesauce that I didn't have any!! So I used butter. I also used coconut milk instead of regular milk. They are light and moist and fantastic!! Just try them and see. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
03/18/2018
3 18 18... https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/232845/vs-apple-bran-muffins/... Well... I subbed some but not so far "out" that my review is worthless.:D Lowdown: Flat tops & too sweet. "Apple " it isn't - without apple added. I used 3/4c AllBran for flakes - thinking no air pockets as with flakes.:/:) Read More
Rating: 2 stars
01/24/2020
These were overly moist/wet muffins and I wouldn t make again. Did cutback sugar to 1/4 cup white plus 1 tbls. brown sugar. Added 1/3 cup raisins 3tbls. walnuts 1 teas apple pie spice 1 tbls wheat germ. Subbed 2 tbls applesauce for 2 tbls of the oil. They were small and didn t rise much. Baked 3 extra minutes. They were definitely done but just too moist - feared that since there was so little dry ingredients. Read More
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