Another Low-Calorie Bran Muffin Recipe

Total Time
37mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
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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Ingredients

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Directions

  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!
Most Helpful

5 5

I really enjoyed these bran muffins! I originally made them for my mother, but ended up keeping the first batch for myself so I had to make her some more. I used 1 cup grape nuts cereal (didn't have bran flakes on hand), did not sour the milk, used 1/2 cup brown sugar instead of Splenda, and substituted the molasses for honey. They were wonderful :) The muffins I made are 4 points plus values if you follow Weight Watchers :)

5 5

A very good recipe. Moist, a good flavor and texture. I added 1/2 t. cinnamon, 1/4 t. nutmeg, 1/2 cup chopped walnuts and 1/2 cup golden raisins. Made 14 muffins. I made them in muffin cups and they did stick to the paper a little just FYI. Thank you for the recipe! I will be making these again.

5 5

Such a good recipe! Muffins are moist and have flavor. I didn't have wheat bran so substituted with wheat germ and worked just as good. Thank you for sharing this excellent recipe for such wonderful bran muffins.