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Bran Chocolate Chip Cookies

All-Bran Chocolate Chip Cookies from the Cereal Box

Chocolate chip cookies with a little extra fiber
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword All-Bran
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 48
Author Cookie Madness


  • 1/2 cup All-Bran cereal or 1 cup Bran flakes crushed to make 1/2 cup
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 regular size stick
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil preferably grapeseed oil
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 150 grams
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar 150 grams
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 313 grams
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt or 1/4 tsp if using salted butter
  • 2 cups extra dark chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup toasted and chopped walnuts optional


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or nonstick foil.
  • In a small bowl, combine the bran cereal and water. Set aside and allow bran to soften.
  • In a large mixing bowl using an electric mixer, beat the butter, oil and both sugars until creamy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then beat in the vanilla.
  • Stir the softened bran into the batter.
  • Combine the flour, baking soda and salt, and gradually add the flour mixture to the batter, stirring by hand or using lowest speed of mixer.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips and nuts.
  • Using a level tablespoon, shape dough into balls and arrange about 2 1/2 inches apart on baking sheets.
  • Bake cookies for 10 to 13 minutes on center rack (they should be golden brown and appear set).
  • Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely.


I used a full teaspoon of salt and while I liked the sweet/salty flavor, but 3/4 teaspoon is a safer bet if you don't like a hint of salt in each bite. If you use salted butter or margarine, reduce the salt to 1/4 teaspoon.