Apple Bran Muffins

by Kiran on November 21, 2014 · 24 comments

in Baking, Desserts, Muffins, Thanksgiving

Hello friends 🙂

Bbrrrrr!!! Its freakishly cold out there. I don’t even feel like tip-toeing on cold kitchen tiles for that matter. But I’m happy to be around a hot oven/stove. Just within a safe distance to keep me all warm and toasty.

Or keep me motivated enough to whip up a bowl of muffin dough.

Apple Bran Muffin | @KiranTarun
This is definitely NOT the bran muffins we all are familiar with — and definitely not something that I’d order from any bakery. Because I can now bake it whenever I want, and it’ll guarantee all the moisture and flavor it deserves.

Come on people, it has wheat bran in it! Healthy and can be deliciously moist breakfast food, especially in the morning of Thanksgiving. You’d need all the energy you can muster in preparation for a grand menu 🙂

Apple Bran Muffin | @KiranTarun

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Makes 12 muffins

Dry ingredients:

  • 1 + 1/4 cup wheat/oat bran
  • 1 + 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1.5 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp ground all spice
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Wet ingredients:

  • 3 medium apples, peeled and grated
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup fat-free smooth yogurt
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Spray a light coat of non-stick cooking spray on muffin tin(s). Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, stir wet ingredients until thoroughly combined. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, sift all dry ingredients.
  4. Gently fold dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Do not over-stir batter.
  5. Using an ice cream scoop, divide batter evenly into muffin tins.
  6. Bake for 17 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  7. Allow muffins to cool in the pan for a few minutes before removing to completely cool on wire racks.


Apple Bran Muffin | @KiranTarun
Go whip this up for your family, friends or neighbor — it’ll keep your kitchen warm and toasty. A bonus in all this chilly weather. Bbrrrr!! Stay warm and safe.

Have a great weekend, friends 🙂

Have you tried bran muffins? Any horrible memories on any dry and mealy baked goods?


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1 Shibi@FlavzCorner November 21, 2014 at 1:23 PM

Apple Bran muffins are one of my favorite breakfast muffins!! These are handy for the busy weekday mornings. I do make a batch every month and my kids love it. Nice rustic muffin tin.
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2 Rosa November 21, 2014 at 7:34 PM

Lovely muffins! Healthy and delightfully spicy.




3 Carol at Wild Goose Tea November 21, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Lots of apples in this recipe and that’s what I like. Also like that you put cardamom in the spice mix. Plus I find adding yogurt to the mix makes a moister muffin. Sooooo these are winning muffins as far as I am concerned.
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4 Lail | With A Spin November 22, 2014 at 9:22 AM

Healthy muffin. I love baked apple products. Love your photos but the one right before the recipe is my favorite.
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5 Angie@Angie's Recipes November 22, 2014 at 11:38 PM

These are the BEST breakfast muffins!
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6 Laura (Tutti Dolci) November 22, 2014 at 11:57 PM

What lovely muffins, all those warming spices sound so good!
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7 Tania @My Kitchen Stories November 23, 2014 at 1:42 AM

We have the oposite problem here it is much too hot to turn the oven on. Still Idont mind and I’d back these in a second


8 Raymund November 24, 2014 at 3:47 AM

These bran muffins looks very healthy and delicious
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9 Helene D'Souza November 24, 2014 at 6:39 AM

We have been feeling hot here. maybe we exchange some of our weather Kiran. 😉
Your bran muffins with apple look inviting and I could need one with my coffee right now.


10 Shashi @ runninsrilankan November 24, 2014 at 11:37 AM

These muffins sound and look fabulous – I bet your kitchen smelt wonderful as they baked!


11 JayanthiSindhiya November 25, 2014 at 4:08 AM

Lovely muffins,presentation is awesome,love the silver tray
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12 Kitchen Belleicious November 25, 2014 at 11:29 AM

those are muffins of all muffins! I must say they are begging me to make them right now
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13 John@Kitchen Riffs November 26, 2014 at 12:24 PM

I like bran muffins, but way too many have way too much sugar in them. This recipe is perfect! Just enough to have a touch of sweetness. Thanks, and Happy Thanksgiving!
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14 Honey, What's Cooking November 27, 2014 at 12:48 AM

I don’t even know where you get your props from, that muffin holder is so darn cute. Gorgeous photos. Happy Thanksgiving Kiran!
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15 Jen November 29, 2014 at 1:40 PM

As always, this is gorgeous, my friend!


16 Samina | The Cupcake Confession December 2, 2014 at 4:24 AM

Ohhhh these muffins look super delish! It’s barely 24 degrees C here but still pretty cold compared to how it had been a few weeks ago! This seems like the perfect muffin to go with a warm cup of coffee first thing in the morning! LOVE IT! Pinning! 😀
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17 Kari@Loaves n Dishes December 3, 2014 at 6:18 PM

Bran muffins should be healthier, but most recipes load them with sugar! Love that these use less sugar, and pastry flour to keep the texture lighter!
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18 Tanvi@SinfullySpicy December 4, 2014 at 4:28 PM

You know here I have not seen sun for almost a week now..really cold which is very unusual.
We get bran muffins from a bakery near our house, husband loves I can use your recipe.
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19 Julia | December 4, 2014 at 11:34 PM

Your muffins are so appealing and look so beautiful! Makes me want to grab one right through the screen!
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20 Ash-foodfashionparty December 7, 2014 at 11:57 PM

They look perfect and I’m sure they taste awesome and with cardamom, yum.
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21 Daniela @ foorecipeshq December 11, 2014 at 2:53 AM

Can you imagine how “warm” I feel here in Malaysia? Despite the high temperatures I would still be very happy to devour these bran muffins 🙂
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22 Manali @ CookWithManali December 11, 2014 at 1:10 PM

wonderful muffins! I love the cute little stand in which you have kept the muffins! 🙂 Beautiful photography!
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23 Sophie December 12, 2014 at 1:21 PM

These are the type of muffins, I always like to eat & make!
I made your tasty version & loved them !!!! x
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24 Srivalli December 19, 2014 at 1:40 AM

Those muffins surely look so inviting..agree it surely makes a great breakfast as well..:)
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