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.

Buttermilk Bran Muffins
Serves 12
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
  1. 1 cup 100% Bran cereal (this cereal is flakes, so any bran flakes will work)
  2. 1 cup boiling water
  3. 1/2 cup butter
  4. 1 1/2 cups sugar
  5. 2 eggs
  6. 2 cups buttermilk
  7. 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)
  8. 2 1/2 cups flour
  9. 2 1/2 tsp baking soda
  10. 1/2 tsp salt
  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Pour 100% Bran (flakes) cereal into a bowl with the boiling water and let soak.
  3. In a stand mixer, mix the butter and sugar together with the eggs until fluffy.
  4. Add buttermilk and All Bran (sticks) cereal.
  5. Blend well.
  6. Mix in the flour, baking soda and salt.
  7. Mix in soaked cereal Bran flake cereal.
  8. Fill muffin tins about 2/3 full.
  9. Bake for 15 minutes.
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    • 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 🙂

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