Molasses Bran Muffins

December 21, 2015
Photo by Posie Harwood
Author Notes

Adapted from Bob's Red Mill, these muffins are the perfect way to start a day. Packed with fruit, nuts, and coconut, they're delicate and moist enough to convert any bran muffin hater. —Posie (Harwood) Brien

  • Makes 12 muffins
  • 1 cup wheat bran
  • 1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup raisins (or other small or chopped dried fruit)
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
In This Recipe
  1. Preheat the oven to 400° F.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the wheat bran, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Stir in the fruit, nuts, and coconut to the flour mixture.
  4. In a medium bowl, mix together the milk, molasses, honey, eggs, applesauce, and oil.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
  6. Place 12 paper cups in a muffin pan, or grease the cups. Divide the batter evenly between the 12 cups.
  7. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.

See Reviews

See what other Food52ers are saying.

  • Gingarr
  • Kristin Greene
    Kristin Greene
  • Laura415
  • Posie (Harwood) Brien
    Posie (Harwood) Brien
  • Adriana Zupan
    Adriana Zupan
I like warm homemade bread slathered with fresh raw milk butter, ice cream in all seasons, the smell of garlic in olive oil, and sugar snap peas fresh off the vine.