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One Bowl Buttermilk Bran Muffins

Super moist and delicious, these easy muffins roll out of the oven with high rounded bakery-style, tops! 

Course Breakfast, Muffins
Cuisine American
Keyword Bran Muffins, Buttermilk Bran Muffins, Easy Bran Muffins
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 171 kcal
Author Chris Scheuer


For the muffins

  • ½ cup mild-flavored oil sunflower, grapeseed, canola, corn, vegetable, or avocado oils will all work
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • cups buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cup wheat bran
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • cup raisins

For the glaze:

  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon butter


For the muffins:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray 16 muffin cups with non-stick spray for average size muffins OR grease 12 muffin cups (standard size) for large muffins. (Or see tip  above for making a small loaf of bread in addition to 12 muffins.)

  2. Whisk together oil, sugar and eggs in a large bowl until well blended. Add molasses, buttermilk and vanilla. Stir to combine.

  3. Sprinkle bran, flours, baking powder baking soda and salt over the top. Stir just until all of the flour mixture is incorporated (do not overmix). Add raisins and stir to combine.

  4. Spoon batter into prepared muffin tins, filling almost to the top. Bake for 12-15 minutes until firm to touch and a tester comes out clean.

  5. Allow to sit in muffin tin for 5 minutes, then remove to a cool rack.

For the honey-butter glaze:

  1. Combine melted butter and honey in a small bowl. Stir well to combine. Brush mixture over the top surface of warm muffins.

Recipe Notes

For more detailed instructions and lots of tips check out the Café Tips above in the post.

Adapted from: Red Cottage Chronicles 

Nutrition Facts
One Bowl Buttermilk Bran Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 171 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 187mg8%
Potassium 294mg8%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 105IU2%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 61mg6%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.