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Honey Bran Muffins

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  • Author: Julie
  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cook Time: 23 mins
  • Total Time: 48 mins
  • Yield: 12 large muffins 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


These Honey Bran Muffins are wholesome and delicious, the perfect base for a generous slathering of butter and jam!


  • 2 cups all bran buds
  • 1 1/4 cup warm whole milk
  • 1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seed
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil (in liquid form)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup chunky unsweetened applesauce (I used Trader Joe’s)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees, and line a standard size muffin tin with parchment liners. Spray each liner with nonstick baking spray.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, add the bran cereal and warm milk. Allow this mixture to soften while you measure out the dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together flour, ground flax, chia seeds, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  4. To the softened bran mixture, add coconut oil, egg, Greek yogurt, vanilla extract, honey, and applesauce. Mix together on medium low speed until everything is smooth and creamed together.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the batter, and mix on medium low speed until everything is incorporated. Do not over mix.
  6. Divide the batter evenly into each muffin well. They will be very full. You can fill them 2/3 full if you would like smaller muffins, but be sure to adjust the baking time as they will bake more quickly.
  7. Bake the muffins for 20-23 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow them to cool for a few minutes in the tin before transferring them to a cooling rack.
  8. These muffins are delicious served warm with butter and a drizzle of honey, or with nut butter and jam. Enjoy!


  • Serving Size: 1 Muffin
  • Calories: 233
  • Sugar: 16g
  • Sodium: 223mg
  • Fat: 11g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.9g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3.8g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 32g
  • Fiber: 6.5g
  • Protein: 5.8g
  • Cholesterol: 18mg