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Honey-Glazed Blueberry Bran Muffins
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
 

These delicious one-bowl, no-mixer Blueberry Bran Muffins are high-fiber, super moist, studded with juicy blueberries and lower in refined sugar than most muffins!

Course: Baked Goods, Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberry bran muffins, blueberry muffins, blueberry,
Servings: 12
Calories: 272 kcal
Author: Chris Scheuer
Ingredients
For the muffins:
  • ½ cup mild-flavored oil sunflower, safflower, avocado, canola, vegetable etc.
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 1 ½ cups buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups wheat bran
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour I use King Arthur white wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • cups frozen wild blueberries (or fresh) plus a few extra, for garnish
For the honey glaze:
  • tablespoon butter
  • tablespoons honey
Instructions
For the muffins:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a 12-cup muffin tin generously with non-stick spray, taking care to spray the areas around the top of each cup as well, so when the muffins rise up, they won’t stick to the pan
  2. Whisk together oil, sugar and eggs in medium-large bowl until smooth. Add molasses, buttermilk and vanilla. Stir until well combined.
  3. Sprinkle baking powder, baking soda and salt over the top of the egg mixture and stir to combine.

  4. Add the flour and wheat bran and stir just until the dry ingredients are incorporated, don’t over mix.
  5. Fold in the blueberries. Don’t stir too much or you’ll have swirls of blue rather than distinct blueberries.

  6. Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin tin cups, filling almost to the top. Sprinkle a few extra blueberries over the top of each and press them just slightly into the batter.

  7. Bake for 5 minutes, then reduce the heat to 375˚F and bake for another 10-15 minutes until the tops are firm to the touch and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Allow to sit in muffin tin for 5 minutes, then remove to a cool rack.
For the honey glaze:
  1. While the muffins are cooling, combine butter and honey in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high power for 30-40 seconds until the butter is melted. Stir until nice and smooth.

  2. Brush the butter mixture lightly over the tops and sides of the warm muffins.

Nutrition Facts
Honey-Glazed Blueberry Bran Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 272 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 250mg11%
Potassium 372mg11%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 145IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 89mg9%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.