Bran Muffins with Applesauce

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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

Calories: 150.8

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