Mom's Favorite Blueberry-Bran Muffins

July  5, 2018
Photo by Julia Gartland
Author Notes

Inspired by Trader Joe's Moral Fiber muffins, these blueberry and bran beauties are tender, not-too-sweet packages of whole-grain goodness. They're *almost* vegan, too, because they contain honey. —Jake Cohen

  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Cook time 30 minutes
  • Makes 12 muffins
  • 1 1/2 cups wheat bran
  • 1 1/4 cups white grape juice
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup safflower oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 very ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 1/4 cups blueberries
In This Recipe
  1. Preheat the oven to 350° and line a muffin tin with 12 liners. In a large bowl, mix the wheat bran and grape juice into a paste. Let sit for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  3. To the wheat bran paste, stir in the oil, honey, vanilla and banana until smooth. Fold in the dry ingredients until smooth, followed by the blueberries. Divide the batter between the muffin liners (about 6 tablespoons per muffin).
  4. Bake until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool completely, then serve.

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