Fruit-and-Bran Muffins

A few spices and a tart apple make these muffins a must-make this weekend. As a bonus, they serve up a good dose of fiber.


Makes 12 muffins (serving size: 1 muffin)

Recipe from

Southern Living

Nutritional Information

Calories 150
Caloriesfromfat 17 %
Fat 2.9 g
Satfat 0.6 g
Monofat 1.1 g
Polyfat 0.4 g
Protein 5.2 g
Carbohydrate 27.3 g
Fiber 4.1 g
Cholesterol 0.5 mg
Iron 1.9 mg
Sodium 158 mg
Calcium 118 mg


1 cup fat-free milk
2 cups O-shaped sweetened oat-and-wheat bran cereal
1 large Granny Smith apple, peeled and diced
1 1/4 cups uncooked oat bran hot cereal
1/3 cup golden raisins
1/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1/4 cup egg substitute
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 tablespoons applesauce
Vegetable cooking spray


Bring milk to a boil in a large saucepan; remove from heat, and stir in O-shaped cereal. Let stand 5 minutes or until cereal is softened.

Stir in apple and next 8 ingredients until blended.

Place paper baking cups in muffin pans, and lightly coat with cooking spray. Spoon batter evenly into cups.

Bake at 375° for 18 to 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Cracklin' Oat Bran Cereal for sweetened cereal and Hodgson Mill Oat Bran Hot Cereal for uncooked cereal in this recipe.