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Healthy Bran Muffin Recipe: Kellogg’s All-Bran Cereal

Make this healthy bran muffin recipe with Kellogg’s All-Bran cereal. These easy bran muffins make a great choice for breakfast or for a snack!

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A Healthy Bran Muffin Recipe

This healthy bran muffin recipe ended up being quite a pleasant surprise…because at first I really had my doubts! I promised to find some nutritious, low-calorie recipes for you…but the honest truth is that it’s been a challenge. My brain just doesn’t wrap around a muffin with no butter or oil! Seriously, these easy all-bran muffins are hearty and filling. They are not overly sweet, but the texture really makes up for that. I used pomegranate Craisins instead of raisins and that helps to add a burst of extra sweetness to these bran muffins. 


Easy Bran Muffins

Kellogg’s All-Bran cereal comes in these little buds and they work great in recipes. The batter isn’t thick, so it’s very easy to pour into the muffin cups. I had enough batter to fill the cups almost to the rim. I’m not sure what it would do to the calorie count, but I’m pretty sure you could substitute oatmeal for the all-bran, as well as whole wheat flour for the white flour. This is a great healthy bran muffin recipe to use as a base, and add ingredients that you have on hand or that you know your family likes. 

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Kellogg’s All-Bran Muffins

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Healthy Bran Muffin Recipe with Kellogg's All-Bran

Make this healthy bran muffin recipe with Kellogg's All-Bran cereal. These easy bran muffins make a great choice for breakfast or for a snack!
4.61 from 28 votes
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bran, bran muffins, kellogg's all bran
Servings: 12 muffins
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 2 cups Kellogg's all-bran cereal
  • 1 1/4 cup skim milk
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup applesauce no sugar added
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup craisins or raisins
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Combine all bran cereal and milk. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  • Add brown sugar, egg whites, vanilla and applesauce. Combine well.
  • Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt. Mix all together.
  • Add craisins and almonds.
  • Pour batter into prepared muffin tin.
  • Bake for 15 - 17 minutes.


Optional additions: 1 ripe banana or zest of a lemon. 1/2 cup shredded carrots.
This recipe makes 12 regular sized muffins.
I prepare my baking pans with Baker's Joy.


Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 329mg | Potassium: 266mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 236IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 3mg
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It felt very good to be in my kitchen with these bran muffins baking in the oven. Like many times before, I read your comments on my last post through tears. Many of you have been in my shoes and I can’t tell you how comforting it is to know that I’m not alone. Even though things around here are sometimes out of sorts, I have pieces of days that feel normal. Those pieces are because of this blog and all of you. My heart is filled with gratitude.

I’ll see you soon…


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bran muffins recipe
here are a few alternatives.

Oatmeal Banana Breakfast Cookies
Homemade Olive Oil Granola Recipe
Apple Breakfast Muffins

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  1. 5 stars
    I made a few changes but overall really good base muffin recipe for using bran flakes!

    made them as mini muffins

    rolled oats instead of craisins or raisins

    multi bran flakes instead of all bran flakes

    1 banana instead of applesauce

    Chopped walnuts instead of almonds

    Unsweetened Almond milk instead of skim milk

    Added 3/4 c frozen blueberries

    The only issue was my own doing which is the blueberries being a little wet since I made them from frozen. I still havent been able to make blueberry muffins without this happening w my frozen blueberries every single time! Any advice?? Must I use fresh instead of frozen?

    After my changes I would say these muffins are a bit overly sweet to me but thats because I added the banana which is way sweeter than applesauce and the bran flakes had some added sweetener. So in the future I would probably half the brown sugar if using banana instead of applesauce.

    Thank you :)

    1. 5 stars
      Oh an I used whole wheat pastry flour instead of all purpose flour

  2. 5 stars
    I made these muffins and added one ripe banana and a 1/2 cup of miniature chocolate chips instead of nuts !!! They are amazing :)

  3. Julie Manville says:

    5 stars
    Healthy, easy and delicious recipe. Thank you for sharing it.

  4. Shirley Jean Springer says:

    5 stars
    Do you have nutrition facts for the Healthy Bran MuffinRecipe with Kellog’s All Bran
    i.e, calories, saturated fat, carbs.

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Shirley…I’m sorry it took me so long but I calculated the nutrition facts. Thanks for your patience!

  5. Kristen Labatt-Simon says:

    I made this recipe twice with homemade sugar free applesauce (it has a natural sweetness). I didn’t add any nuts and did add craisens. The second time I accidentally left out all of the brown sugar and honestly they tasted better without the sugar!!! I was quite surprised.

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Thank you for sharing your tweaks…intentional or not!

  6. Jacky Mary Winfield says:

    5 stars
    HI These are perfect for my little one who needs a fibre snack t combat the side effects of her medication. Can you provide the carbohydrate content so that I know how much insulin to give.
    Many thanks

  7. 1 star
    Sorry, this recipe was not palatable. The two teaspoons of baking soda must be wrong. You can taste baking soda in the end product. Perhaps one teaspoon baking powder and one teaspoon baking soda? I’ve never seen a muffin recipe with two teaspoons baking soda. A slight change might make these much better without compromising healthiness.

    1. Ann Drake says:

      I’m sorry you didn’t like the muffins…they are definitely not for everyone!

  8. 5 stars
    Great recipe. Used almond milk instead of regular. Used original bran not buds and added a combination of raisins and dried cranberries.

  9. 5 stars
    I made these today and they are quite good. I used the cranberry Craisins. Thanks for the recipe.

  10. 5 stars
    My favorite bran muffin! I don’t add the fruit and nuts but I love the recipe!

  11. You were very nice to get back to me, Ann. Don’t worry about it; it’s one of those things that’s nice but like I said, I can tell by the recipe that as long as you didn’t sit down and eat five of them at one time, it would be very healthy! Have a great day!

  12. I’d love to see the nutritional values of this recipe. I’m sure it’s very healthy; I noticed that it is much less sugar than other recipes and I like the addition of the applesauce unsweetened. I am going to try this. I eat All-Bran bran cereal but it takes a lot of moral fiber to face a bowl of it daily. My husband said it looked like horsefeed. Lol

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Denise…I’m sorry but my recipe card doesn’t calculate the nutritional values. There’s quite a hefty fee for that and since I don’t exclusively post recipes, I felt it was an expense I could do without. If possible, I try to calculate the calories myself…but sometimes the serving size variation makes it hard. I’ll work on that though!

    2. I’m going to buy some All Bran this week and try this recipe. Do you think frozen blueberries would be good in these muffins?

      1. Ann Drake says:

        Yes I think blueberries would be delicious! Before you put them in the batter, very lightly toss them in flour so they don’t fall to the bottom of your muffins.

  13. How many calorues. Great muffins

  14. Ann… these muffins are similar to my gramma’s recipe and brings back lots of memories. Without the raisins and almonds, they are only 3 Weight Watchers points! If you add carrots or apples, no extra points! Bonus! Love that…and can’t wait to make them. Thank you!

  15. Thank you so much for this recipe. I have only just found you and it would appear you have just experienced some very rotten luck. I am so sorry but I thank you a thousand times for the recipe I have been looking for this one for ages!

  16. Awesome love bran muffin recipe ♥️ Thanks for sharing a keeper

  17. Ann, I love your blog, but I wanted to let you know that the Easy Bran Muffins are not 1 point on weight watchers. I have been making them a few months now for my husband and we both love them. I recently joined weight watchers, again, on smart points this time, so of course I had to check to make sure the points were correct. To my dismay, the muffin is 5 smart points. Just wanted you to know!

    1. How do you know the muffins are 5 points?

      1. Ann Drake says:

        Hello! The other reader, Vanita, said she checked the points. Things have changed again though with the new Freestyle program. To make things easier, I’ve just removed the points value from the recipe. Thank you!

    2. Ann Drake says:

      I’m just seeing this comment because someone emailed me with a question…thank you for letting me know. I recently got reacquainted with smart points when I downloaded the WW app on my phone. Now that they’ve gone to Freestyle, it’s not as easy for me. Anyway, thank you again!

  18. Marlene Stephenson says:

    Thanks for the muffin recipe,i love muffins to eat in the mornings and these sound wonderful, thanks Ann.

  19. Carolyn Urbaniak says:

    Dear Ann,
    I LOVE EVERYTHING you post, and the best thing I’ve done with Pinterest is subscribe to your sight! Thank you for your beautiful suggestions, your wonderful healthy recipes, (as well as not so healthy, but oh so delicious recipes!), and simply sharing yourself with all us who follow you!

  20. Thanks for the receips , They look good.

  21. Kathy King- Steinbach says:

    Hello Ann,
    Any nutritional information at all?

  22. Ellie LaJuett says:

    With high cholesterol, this is just what the doctor ordered, thanks I will definitely be trying these!

  23. These look delicious! I love muffins for breakfast with my coffee. I will be making these! Thanks! Love your blog!

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