Eat Smart  |  Posted 10.23.14

Raisin-Bran Muffins

Raisin-Bran Muffins

Fiber is an important part of a healthy diet, and these bran muffins are hearty without being heavy. Made with bran cereal, they take only a few minutes to whip up. You can add other dried fruit or nuts or omit the raisins.

If you don't have canola oil on hand, you can substitute any other vegetable oil.

Makes 12 muffins

Prep Time: 15 minutes or less
Total Time: 45 minutes or less


  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 1/2 cups All-Bran or other 100 percent bran cereal
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (packed) light brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup brown or golden raisins, or a mix


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Coat a muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray or fill with paper liners.
  2. In a heatproof bowl, pour the water over the cereal and stir to combine. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat the egg. Add the buttermilk and oil and stir until just combined. Add the raisins and stir gently to incorporate. Spoon the batter evenly into muffin cups.
  4. Bake for 18 to 23 minutes, or until the tops just bounce back when touched. Leave in the tin for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1 muffin): Calories 195, Total Fat 6 g, Total Carbohydrate 35 g, Dietary Fiber 3 g, Sugars 19 g, Protein 4 g, Sodium 230 mg

Recipe from "What to Eat During Cancer Treatment" by The American Cancer Society