Sunday, July 8, 2012

Honey Bran Muffins

My mother has been making these muffins for many years. She told me that she originally got the recipe from a Bon Appetit cookbook. I just love them and have made them a couple of times but I most love when she makes them for me. She likes hers with jam but I love mine with butter. They are easy to make and for some reason are even better the next day. I can't say that about most muffins but these actually last for a few days and still taste great. I do microwave them for about 15 seconds to heat them so the butter melts right on top. Try them and let me know what you think.

Ingredients  (Butter Mixture)
2 tablespoons butter (room temperature)
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons honey
1 1/2 tablespoons hot water

Ingredients  (Muffin Mixture)
1 cup whole wheat flour or white flour if you don't have any wheat.
1/2 cup natural bran
1/2 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup raisins
1 tablespoon wheat germ
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 egg beaten
1 1/2 teaspoons light molasses
1/2 teaspoon vanilla


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Using an electric mixer cream butter, with both sugars in a small bowl. Add honey and water and beat until smooth. Brush 12 cup muffin tin with this butter mixture.

Combine flour and next 5 ingredients in a medium bowl. Mix milk and next 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Add dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Pour batter into prepared muffin cups. Bake until tester inserted in center comes out clean. About 12 minutes. Turn out onto rack soon after removed from pan so the don't stick to pan. Cool and eat. Store in airtight container.


  1. Lovely muffins, would be a perfect for breakfast! I like things that taste great not just the first day :D

  2. These look lovely! I'm always looking for new things to make for breakfast as I love a sweet breakfast, I usually have homemade fruit scones, but I want to make more muffins as I once had some applesauce ones and they were delicious! Going to have to try these :)

  3. I am in for this delicious muffins, love to have them for my breakfast.

  4. These would be perfect for a breakfast on the go! Looks great =)

  5. These look SOOOO yummy right now! I need to go out and get the bran and wheat germ! I have everything else in stock!

    1. If you make them let me know what you think. I am planning to make more myself.

  6. If I'm going to eat a muffin I like to make it a bran muffin. It makes me feel like I'm doing something healthy (?). These look moist and delicious.

  7. these were the BEST!!!!!

    1. I'm so glad you liked them as much as we do.

  8. I just made these, instead of the oil I used applesauce, they are good, and I will be making for my husband often!