These muffins are just as delicious and moist as regular muffins! They'll be gone before they have time to cool. Low-fat, healthy and yummy, imagine that.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 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 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease muffin cups or use paper muffin liners. Mix together wheat bran and milk, and let stand for 10 minutes.

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  • In a large bowl, mix together applesauce, egg, brown sugar, and vanilla. Beat in bran mixture. Sift together all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Stir into bran mixture until just blended. Fold in blueberries. Scoop into muffin cups.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until tops spring back when lightly tapped.

Nutrition Facts

123 calories; protein 3.7g 7% DV; carbohydrates 28.3g 9% DV; fat 0.9g 1% DV; cholesterol 15.9mg 5% DV; sodium 250.4mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2006
These are great. For those who are interested, I calculated the calorie count: 1 muffin = 100 calories, 0.7 g fat, 23.1 g carbs, 4.2 g fiber, 3.6 g protein. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/24/2011
Ok I followed the recipe and no matter how long I baked them they were raw in the middle. I tasted the outside and that was also bland. This was a complete waste of ingrediences. One star is only because I made them with my daugther and we like to bake together. Read More
(17)
1064 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 755
  • 4 star values: 218
  • 3 star values: 48
  • 2 star values: 27
  • 1 star values: 16
Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2006
These are great. For those who are interested, I calculated the calorie count: 1 muffin = 100 calories, 0.7 g fat, 23.1 g carbs, 4.2 g fiber, 3.6 g protein. Read More
(1814)
Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2007
Great recipe- great muffins! I modified mine a little- instead of the applesauce, I used 1 large mashed banana, and instead of the brown sugar, I used 1/4 cup honey. Also, I used 1 cup w.w. flour and no white flour. They turned out great, not too sweet but definitely sweet enough. I also calculated a nutrition fact chart for my version.. Calories: 86 per muffin Fat: .9 gram Carbohydrates: 19 grams Fiber: 4.9 grams Protein: 4 grams Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/18/2007
With a few minor adjustments these muffins can really be five stars! I made two batches to compare and here are a few suggestions: use wheat bran, all bran doesnt give it the same consistency or flavor, add a little bit of cinnamon, add a little baking powder NOT baking soda (and make sure to sift both), beating the egg whites before adding them in gives the muffins a little extra lightness that is necessary. Add as many blueberries or fruit of choice that you want, they make them extra delecious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2005
I agree with alot of the others comments. These are my substitutions: All Bran cereal for wheat bran 1/2 cup brown sugar for 3/4 cup brown sugar (just depends how sweet you like them, just fine with 1/2 cup) 1 1/4 tsp baking powder for 1 tsp bp 1 1/4 tsp baking soda for 1 tsp bp 1 cup whole wheat flour for 1/2 cup wheat 1/2 cup white. These are keepers will make again and again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2008
This recipe is terrific: almost too good to be true it tastes moist sweet and delicious like a fresh muffin should. With minor changes I sell these muffins in my espresso bar to patrons looking for a slightly healthier treat with their java. Fun alterations I have made include substituting a cup of grated tart apple or pear for the berries using dried blueberries instead of fresh and adding cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg. Also if you like nonfat yogurt can stand in for the applesauce. I highly recommend this recipe for a healthy breakfast treat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2006
My 6 year old daughter and I made these this morning. We are really watching our food choices and that's why we chose this recipe. Everyone loved them. They came right out of greased muffin tins. I wouldn't use paper liners as these are somewhat sticky. I made only a couple of changes... used all whole wheat flour (HINT: get some wheat gluten from the store. It will help prevent HEAVINESS from the wheat flour and you will not need to increase the baking powder or soda. You can find it either in the baking aisle or the health food aisle. Use about 2 tsp. for this recipe). We added about 1/2 cup of finely grated carrot for fiber and sweetness upped the vanilla to 1 tsp. and added about 1/4 cup of Splenda just in case the frozen blueberries (use them frozen) weren't at the peak of sweetness. Oh yeah we used All-Bran cereal soaked in the milk instead of wheat bran. Anyway.... try these- they are wonderful. Would definitely make them again. Thank you for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2007
A very good and very healthy muffin recipe. As other reviewers did, I substituted oat bran for wheat bran. I also added 1/4 cup ground flaxseed, doubled the amount of blueberries, added a teaspoon of cinnamon, and used Egg Beaters instead of the egg. I kept the 1/2 cup of white flour (instead of subbing wheat flour to make it even healthier), and I'm glad I did, because it helped keep the muffins a little bit fluffier/less dense, while only detracting a small bit from the overall nutrition of the muffins. A definite winner -- yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2004
I couldn't be more pleased with the way this recipe turned out. This muffins did not taste low-fat at all. Instead of using just blueberries I used frozed berry medly that comes in a bag (blueberrries respberries blackberries and strawberries.) I had to cut up the berries a little but it worked great. Had kind of a cobbler taste to it. Will definitely make again. Read More
(79)
Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2003
Wow these muffins were great. I'm always looking for low-fat high-fibre snacks and these are perfect. Moist and just the right amount of sweetness!!! Read More
(66)
Rating: 1 stars
03/24/2011
Ok I followed the recipe and no matter how long I baked them they were raw in the middle. I tasted the outside and that was also bland. This was a complete waste of ingrediences. One star is only because I made them with my daugther and we like to bake together. Read More
(17)
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