Another Low-Calorie Bran Muffin Recipe

Total Time
20 mins
17 mins

I was looking for a low calorie healthy bran muffin recipe that tasted like a traditional bran muffin, and finally came up with a sort of "Frankenstein monster" conglomeration of a basic recipe with several substitutions. They turned out great and at around 100 calories per muffin they have become my favorite. NOTE: You can use any combination of oat bran and wheat bran to make the 1 1/2 cups bran. Oat bran has its own benefits, but adds more calories.

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray muffin cups with Pam (or equivalent).
  2. Add skim milk to vinegar to make 1 cup soured milk and set aside for 5 minutes.
  3. Add soured milk to bran; let stand for 10 minutes.
  4. Mix together applesauce, egg, Splenda, molasses and vanilla and then add to milk/bran mixture.
  5. Mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  6. Add flour mixture to bran/milk mixture, and stir just until blended.
  7. Fold in raisins (if desired) and spoon batter into muffin tins.
  8. Bake for 17 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Cool in pan for 5 minutes, then remove from pan and enjoy!