Blueberry bran muffins

27 Jul

Blueberry bran muffins

We’ve been making these muffins pretty much every weekend since I included them in Fern’s Food more than ten years ago.These are known as Margo muffins around here – after the family friend who provided the original recipe.

The fruit varies with what’s in the house. Banana walnut with a slug of maple syrup is good, as is grated apple and cinnamon, chopped pear and ground ginger, or even a couple of handfuls of raisins.

We make a serious dent in them the morning they’re baked, then add any that are left over to packed lunches over the week.

Blueberry bran muffins
(makes 12)

  • 1 cup All Bran cereal
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup blueberries (or other fruit)
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a twelve-hole muffin pan with paper or silicone liners (or grease and dust with flour).
  2. Combine the All Bran and yogurt in a large bowl. Set aside for a few minutes to allow the All Bran to soften.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together the brown sugar, vegetable oil, egg and vanilla. Mix well, then add to the bran mixture.
  4. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir half into the wet ingredients, fold in the fruit, then add the rest of the flour mixture.
  5. Distribute the batter evenly across the twelve muffin cups. Bake for 20 minutes or until an inserted skewer comes out clean.


4 Responses to “Blueberry bran muffins”

  1. Margo July 27, 2014 at 3:33 pm #

    what can I say? Even I still make them regularly.

    • Andrea July 27, 2014 at 4:02 pm #

      A classic recipe for sure!

  2. Shayla Meyer December 13, 2016 at 11:21 am #

    Just tried a variation of these muffins that you sent Adam to the office with today! AMAZING. Thanks Andrea!

    • Andrea December 13, 2016 at 12:12 pm #

      You are most welcome, Shayla – glad you enjoyed it!

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