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Applesauce Oat Bran Muffins

I sprinkle a tempting topping of cinnamon, sugar and walnuts on these moist bran muffins with applesauce. They're best served warm from the oven. —Beth Struble, Bryan, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen


  • 1 cup oat bran
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons fat-free milk
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • In a large bowl, combine the oat bran, flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, beat the eggs, applesauce, oil and milk. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in raisins.
  • Fill muffin cups coated with cooking spray three-fourths full. Combine the walnuts, cinnamon and remaining sugar; sprinkle over batter. Bake at 400° for 16-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing form pan to a wire rack. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 156 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 179mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

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  • Kimber
    Oct 30, 2020

    These were easy to put together but really they were okay but not very tasty. Still on the hunt for a good bran muffin recipe.

  • catherine
    Jun 7, 2020

    Great easy recipe. I accidentally left out the milk so I'm going to bake again tomorrow. This is a winner.

  • cskrn
    Jun 27, 2018

    A co-worker asked me to make some bran muffins. The first recipe I tried (not Taste of Home) was for wheat bran muffins. They didn't turn out very good. Then I tried this recipe. These are really good! I have always thought bran muffins are dry and tasteless. These are moist and taste great. And they are fairly healthy!

  • amysue75
    Apr 15, 2010

    Trying to use up my oat bran bought for another recipe I came across this. It is really tasty for a morning muffin and coffee. I also added mini chocolate chips for my extra sweet tooth!!

  • katiecookie
    May 19, 2006

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