Cheesy, applely bran muffins that make a great breakfast or afternoon snack.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 dozen
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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 one 12-cup muffin tin or line with paper liners.

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  • Combine the bran cereal, milk and apples. Mix well. Beat in the vegetable oil and egg.

  • Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and brown sugar. Make a well in the center and stir in the wet mixture. Add the shredded cheese and mix enough until just moistened. Scoop the batter into the prepared pans.

  • Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

166 calories; protein 3.2g 6% DV; carbohydrates 22g 7% DV; fat 7.6g 12% DV; cholesterol 18.4mg 6% DV; sodium 281.5mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (18)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2005
Wonderfully different and delicious with a few changes (they def need more liquid!) similar to what the first reviewer wrote. I used 1 cup milk shredded the apple used 2/3 cup melted real butter instead of the veg oil used 1 cup whole wheat and 1/2 cup white flour (instead of all white) 1 cup cheddar and added about 2/3 cup of chopped walnuts. With all of these changes it made too much for one batch so I split it in 2 batches. My boyfriend and I LOVE them and these will definitely be made again! Mmmmm! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/02/2005
This is a good recipe that just needs a few adjustments. First, the batter is too dry and reduced flour or extra milk does the trick. Personally, as the recipe stands I think there is no point in adding cheddar, as it is drowned out by the cinnamon and brown sugar. If you want afternoon apple bran cheddar muffins, reduce the cinnamon and sugar, and increase the amount of cheddar. If you sweet apple cinnamon bran muffins, leave out the cheddar... Thanks for this recipe, its a great place to start and ends up with many potential great outcomes!!! Read More
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20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 3 stars
10/02/2005
This is a good recipe that just needs a few adjustments. First, the batter is too dry and reduced flour or extra milk does the trick. Personally, as the recipe stands I think there is no point in adding cheddar, as it is drowned out by the cinnamon and brown sugar. If you want afternoon apple bran cheddar muffins, reduce the cinnamon and sugar, and increase the amount of cheddar. If you sweet apple cinnamon bran muffins, leave out the cheddar... Thanks for this recipe, its a great place to start and ends up with many potential great outcomes!!! Read More
(25)
Rating: 1 stars
09/02/2003
I couldn't believe the instructions said to "pour" the batter into the muffin tins -- it was so dry I had to add almost a cup of milk. The result was tasteless and bland. I threw out 11 of the 12 muffins and will not be trying this one again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2005
Wonderfully different and delicious with a few changes (they def need more liquid!) similar to what the first reviewer wrote. I used 1 cup milk shredded the apple used 2/3 cup melted real butter instead of the veg oil used 1 cup whole wheat and 1/2 cup white flour (instead of all white) 1 cup cheddar and added about 2/3 cup of chopped walnuts. With all of these changes it made too much for one batch so I split it in 2 batches. My boyfriend and I LOVE them and these will definitely be made again! Mmmmm! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2003
I grated the apples for this recipe my co-workers loved them. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/11/2003
I found the mixture dry and had to add additional milk. Not very flavorful. Would not make this recipe again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/21/2003
I'm an amateur cook and this looked easier than it was. Definitely worth the effort if you like bran - YUM! Could probably use more cheese in recipe and I had to add a little water while mixing but the cinnamon/br. sugar is wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/11/2003
There needs to be more liquid in this recipe-I was somewhat dissappointed in the overall flavor-maybe more cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
This was a really easy recipie to make. My 5 year old who is really picky didn't like the way they looked but said that they tasted good on the bottom. I guess the top looked too "ugly". I would definatly make these again. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/26/2006
The so-called batter looked and felt more like a streusel topping. I did add a little extra milk because it was so dry but to me baking is chemistry and if I have to toy with a recipe as much as some of the previous reviewers did....it just can't be good! I expect that a baking recipe is correct as written. Anything more than adding chocolate chips or nuts invalidates the recipe. My son who was so anxious to make this with me and I were terribly disappointed by this recipe because it sounded so good in theory. Read More
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