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Maple Bran Muffins — Small Batch

by on May 30, 2011 · 9 comments

Happy Memorial Day!

I hope you are enjoying the holiday with family and friends, and if you’re traveling, be safe.

For those of you at home baking as usual, here’s a recipe to add to your muffin collection. It’s designed for a small size 6 muffin cup pan, but you can always double it.

Maple Bran Muffins

Maple Bran Muffins -- Small Batch
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Small batch bran muffin recipe made with All Bran cereal and maple syrup
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 teaspoons buttermilk or sour milk – I used sour
  • 1 generous cup bran cereal (All Bran)
  • 1/2 cup (2.4 oz) white whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon plus 1/8 baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 6 cup muffin cup with cooking spray or grease it well.
  2. Combine the buttermilk and bran cereal; let stand for 5 to 10 minutes or until cereal is softened.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; set aside.
  4. Stir egg, brown sugar, maple syrup and oil into bran mixture. Add flour mixture to bran mixture; stir just until combined.
  5. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in muffin pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove from muffin cups and cool completely.
  6. Drizzle with Maple Icing. Maple Icing: In a small bowl, combine 1 teaspoon melted butter with 1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar and enough milk to make a drizzling consistency. Add 1/4 teaspoon maple flavoring and stir until smooth.


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Published on May 30, 2011

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Julia May 30, 2011 at 2:58 pm

maple syrup, bran cereals and whole wheat flour? – i love that. ; )

Miss Cakebaker May 30, 2011 at 3:35 pm

The recipe is great – bran muffins are so good for breakfast.

Gloria May 30, 2011 at 4:49 pm

I love maple and almost always have bran cereal around. Do you think whole wheat pastry flour would work? I have a lot to spare of it. I need to bring healthier snacks to work. These muffins would fit the bill!

Anna May 30, 2011 at 5:06 pm

Gloria, I think the whole wheat pastry flour would work perfectly!

HeartofGlass (Chewthefat) May 31, 2011 at 8:05 am

Thanks for the comment (as always)! I love maple anything (I had a fixation with Starbucks maple-frosted scones in my 20s). This looks like a lovely, healthier version and very satisfying for a morning treat. I’d probably be tempted to re-incorporate the raisins, though!

Sue May 31, 2011 at 10:43 am

Bran muffins sound so good! It’s been ages since I had one. There is never any bran cereal at my house. If I buy it to bake with the rest of the box goes stale. I wonder if I can buy it in the bulk section at the food co-op? Worth checking out!

Adam May 31, 2011 at 11:10 am

Wait? Bran Muffin plus maple syrup? Are you allowed to combine two types of awesome like that :)? I usually have the entire line of Kellog’s bran cereals in my house, so I’m quite excited to try these. I’m assuming you used Grade B maple syrup?

Mackenzie@The Caramel Cookie June 2, 2011 at 10:44 am

Mmmm bran muffins are one of my favorites!

Hannah June 20, 2011 at 3:54 am

I am definitely trying these! Maple syrup makes everything better, it’s a well known fact.

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