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Apple Cinnamon Bran Muffins

  • Author: Julie Andrews
  • Prep Time: 10-15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15-20 mins
  • Total Time: 25-35 mins
  • Yield: Makes 12 muffins 1x
  • Category: Baked Foods
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


Tender bran muffins with chunks of apples and loads of cinnamon.


  • 1 cup crushed bran cereal
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • ⅓ cup oil or applesauce
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 medium honeycrisp apple, minced or grated


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with muffin liners. Set aside.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together crushed bran cereal, oats, flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt until combined.
  3. In a separate large mixing bowl, use a hand mixer set on medium to beat together the oil or applesauce, eggs and sugar until fluffy. Beat in the yogurt, milk and vanilla extract until fluffy.
  4. Use a spatula to fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, just until combined. Fold in the minced or grated apple just until combined.
  5. Use a cookie scoop or measuring cup to fill the muffin cups ¾ of the way full. Bake 15-20 minutes or until just set.
  6. Let cool, then enjoy.


Baking Tip: Don’t overmix the muffin batter or the muffins will become tough and dry. Just mix until the ingredients are incorporated.


  • Serving Size: 1 muffin
  • Calories: 163
  • Sugar: 12g
  • Sodium: 188mg
  • Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 7g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 21g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 32mg

Keywords: muffin, muffins, baked goods, apple, bran, plant-based