This is one of my favorite bran muffin recipes, handed down from my mom. I made a few tweaks to make it even healthier. Add some raisins for a touch of sweetness.
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup applesauce
- ¼ cup canola oil
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup natural wheat bran
- 3 tablespoons ground flax
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup milk
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a 12-cup muffin tin.
Mix together brown sugar, applesauce, canola oil, egg, vanilla extract, and salt in a large bowl.
Mix flour, bran, flax, baking soda, and baking powder in a separate bowl. Add bran mixture to applesauce mixture. Add milk and stir until thoroughly combined. Pour batter into the prepared muffin cups.
Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 11 to 13 minutes.
Prep time: 15 mins / Cooking time: 15 mins / Total time: 30 mins
Serving: 12 / Yield: 1 dozen muffins