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Brunch Basics: Classic Bran Muffins


Muffins are a great addition to any brunch or breakfast entertaining.  They are especially great if you have overnight guests and you have a big day planned.  A basket of muffins and a bowl of fruit can make the perfect quick breakfast before starting out your day together.  This classic bran muffin recipe can be modified to include raisins, dried cranberries, or other elements to “jazz” them up.  Simply fold a 1/2 cup of the extra ingredient in at the end before putting the batter into the muffin tins.

Classic Bran Muffinsmodified from

  • 1 1/2 cup bran cereal
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Grease muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.

Mix together bran cereal and buttermilk.  Let stand for 10 minutes.

Beat together oil, egg, sugar and vanilla and add to buttermilk/bran mixture.

Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

Stir flour mixture into buttermilk mixture, until just blended.

Spoon batter into prepared tins.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.

9 comments on “Brunch Basics: Classic Bran Muffins

  1. Cloches & Lavender
    December 11, 2012

    They sound really good, you never have a bad recipe they all are wonderful.


  2. petit4chocolatier
    December 11, 2012

    I haven’t prepared or eaten bran muffins in so long. These look so good Kenley. A delicious reminder 🙂

    • Green Door Hospitality
      December 12, 2012

      Thanks — and reminders are always good 😉 I know you have reminded me on several occasions with your blog posts of yummy things that I have cooked in a while! 🙂

  3. myhealthyohana
    December 12, 2012

    I never thought I’d say this, but I love bran muffins 😉 Yours look great, I’m sure your guests are always happy to stay with you!

  4. cristinasandru
    March 14, 2013

    I love muffins too 🙂
    there is no saturday without muffins 🙂
    have a nice day

    • Green Door Hospitality
      March 15, 2013

      I think that is a great policy!! 🙂
      Thanks Cristina!

      • cristinasandru
        March 15, 2013

        You welcome, dear Kenley! 🙂
        Have a lovely day!

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