Apple-Bran Muffins

During the cold weather we’ve been having, I’ve been baking some muffins, and one of the kinds I’ve made are these Apple-Bran Muffins. I’ve always liked the taste of bran muffins, but I like them even better with fresh chopped apples baked in the batter! The chopped apples add just a little more touch of fruity sweetness to this lightly-sweet muffin and also give it a little more texture.

It’s a pretty basic and easy muffin to make—chopping up the apples takes a little extra time but it really is worth it! These Apple–Bran Muffins make a good, quick breakfast if you have limited time in the morning. Or a nice afternoon snack. They’re great with a cup of coffee or tea, too! 🙂

Apple-Bran Muffins

  • Servings: 14
  • Difficulty: easy
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APPLE-BRAN MUFFINS by NancyC, adapted from Kellogg’s®

Makes 14 muffins                                                               Apple Bran Muffins @ NancyC

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose unbleached flour
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups Kellogg’s® All-Bran® Original cereal
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup light olive oil or non-GMO canola oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped apples, peeled or unpeeled (about 1 medium size apple–I used a Gala apple)

Preheat oven to 350˚F. Line two 12-cup muffin tins with a total of 14 paper liners; set aside.

In small bowl, blend flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon; set aside.

In large bowl, combine bran cereal and milk. Let stand about 2 minutes or until cereal softens. Add egg and oil, beating well. Then add flour mixture and stir just until combined. Fold in the chopped apples. Divide batter evenly between the 12 regular-size muffin pan cups.

Bake at 350˚F for 18 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes, then serve warm.

Recipe from NancyC |

Sometimes it’s hard to find time to bake on busy weekends, but I find that the best time for me is early on a Saturday morning. And I love how baking warms up the place on a chilly day! Have you been doing much baking lately?

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16 thoughts on “Apple-Bran Muffins

  1. Abby

    these look so good, my question is… I only have Fiber One original cereal, do you think I could use that ?? I appreciate any help & advise you can offer.
    Thank You for sharing your recipe


    1. nancyc Post author

      Hi Abby, I thin Fiber One could work-you might want to crush the cereal flakes up more, so they’re in smaller pieces. Let me know how your muffins turn out!


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  3. Alice V-DIYerfy

    I really like muffins but I don’t make them. THe one time I tried, I made a few keto blueberry versions and then I found out I can’t stomach alternative flours. It was horrible on my stomach. But live and learn and now I just eat the “all purpose flour” kind every once in a while. Thanks for this recipe and thanks for linking this post with us at #OMHGWW!


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