Warm, buttery, Buttermilk Bran Muffins. You know you want to make them. In only 30 minutes!
Difficulty: Level 1 (easy peasy)
Hands On Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Servings: 12 muffins
Today I give you, Grandma’s Buttermilk Bran Muffins. Trust me when I say these are the best bran muffins you will ever have. Light, fluffy, moist, buttery…OMG I want one right now. But I ate them all this weekend. And now I’m suffering withdrawals.
A little story. My sister-in-law and her family were visiting from California this summer. I made these for them the last day before their long drive home. She called me at 10pm from the grocery store (after an 11 hour drive) making sure she got the right ingredients, because she just had to have them.
I told you. They are THAT good.
- 1 cup 100% Bran cereal (this cereal is flakes, so any bran flakes will work)
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 2 cups All Bran cereal (this bran cereal looks like..sticks. All Bran is the best brand - don't use FiberOne, it doesn't work for this recipe)
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 2 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Pour 100% Bran (flakes) cereal into a bowl with the boiling water and let soak.
- In a stand mixer, mix the butter and sugar together with the eggs until fluffy.
- Add buttermilk and All Bran (sticks) cereal.
- Blend well.
- Mix in the flour, baking soda and salt.
- Mix in soaked cereal Bran flake cereal.
- Fill muffin tins about 2/3 full.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
Can apples or other fruit be added to this great recipe?
Hi Shell! I have never made these with fruit, but that is a great idea! I’m sure it would work just fine. Just mix in the fruit at the end and bake it like normal. Let me know if you try it and how they turn out!
Oh my gosh! Amazing. Well! I baked them this afternoon as per directions and at the end added the following to the batter..
1-large Cortland Apple (diced small)
1 cup of dried cranberries (soaked in very hot water for half hour, then drained)
1 cup of Bite-Sized Prunes (cut in small pieces)
Then….made a crumble topping of:
1/2 cup diced butter (small pieces)
1/4 cup of flour
1/2 brown sugar
1/4 tsp of cinnamon
Recipe made 12 muffins
Plus had enough remaining to make a small loaf. My oven: 350degrees for 20 mins
Very moist. Very yummy & for those of us who need added fibre….great additions. Full goodness for the whole family & as my husband always says….made with love ❤️
Thank you for a great recipe!
Yay!! I’m so glad they turned out for you! That sounds delicious. I love it when people experiment with recipes! Now here’s a whole new way to enjoy these muffins. Thanks for posting! I will have to try them 🙂
I haven’t had bran muffins in such a long time and I love them. Saving this recipe!
Thanks for saving! I hope you love them as much as I do.
Don’t know that I’ve ever made any of these before! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Well then you should definitely make them 😉
I’ve never had muffins like these, they look quite good. Going to make these this weekend. 🙂
Oh good! I hope you like them, they are pretty much my favorite muffins ever!
I’m a huge fan of bran, so I know I’ll love these muffins! Thank you for sharing this recipe!
Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy them 🙂
These bran muffins look super delicious and love that they are so healthy! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you so much Kay!
These sound so yummy and healthy! Can’t wait to try!
Thank you so much Leah!
I love fresh hot muffins and fast makes it even better.
Absolutely! Fast, fresh muffins…it almost doesn’t get any better.
I love quick recipes. And buttermilk baked goods are the best!
Oh my goodness, buttermilk makes everything better doesn’t it?!
Grandma knows best!
these looks perfectly delicious! I want to grab one off the screen, yum!
Thank you Georgina! They are pretty delicious!
Hitting the store at 10pm to get ingredients? And after 11 hour drive? It must be soooo good!
I know crazy right?! But, they are that good!
I love love bran muffins and it’s been ages since I’ve made them! Thank you!
Thanks for the comment Melanie! I hope you enjoy them 🙂