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Bran muffins on a plate, sliced with a pat of butter.

Easy Bran Muffins

Start your day with a delicious, moist bran muffin made with simple pantry ingredients. Serve these muffins with some butter, jam or a little cheese.
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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Servings: 12 Muffins
Calories: 190kcal
Author: Mary-Lou


  • 150 grams plain standard grade or all-purpose flour
  • 120 grams wheat bran
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 250 grams (mL) milk
  • 100 grams brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda/baking soda
  • 60 grams vegetable oil


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/355F, and prepare either a 12 muffin tin or 6 large muffin tin.
  • Whisk together the flour, bran, salt, sugar and baking soda in a large mixing bowl.
    150 grams plain, 120 grams wheat bran, 100 grams brown sugar, 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda/baking soda, 1 teaspoon salt
  • In another bowl or jug, whisk together the egg, milk and oil. Add these to the dry ingredients and fold through until all the ingredients are just combined.
    250 grams (mL) milk, 1 egg, 60 grams vegetable oil
  • Divide the batter evenly between the cupcake holders. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes (depending on the muffin size you decided on. When a cake tester or toothpick comes out mostly clean from the centre, the muffins are done.
  • Allow the muffins to cool in the tin for about 10 minutes before allowing them to cool completely on a wire cooling rack. These muffins can be served warm or cold, with butter, jam or even a bit of cheese.


These muffins are even better with an added cup of roughly chopped nuts (toasted is even better), or a cup of raisins or a cup of grated carrots. 
For fan-forced or fan-assisted ovens decrease the temperature by 20°C/25F.


Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 190kcal

Nutrition information is an estimate. If scaling the recipe remember to scale your cook and bakeware accordingly.

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Course :Snack
Cuisine :South African
Keyword :bran muffins, muffins, quick breads