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.

Yield: Makes 12 muffins (serving size: 1 muffin)
Recipe from Southern Living

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 150
  • Calories from fat: 17%
  • Fat: 2.9g
  • Saturated fat: 0.6g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.4g
  • Protein: 5.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 27.3g
  • Fiber: 4.1g
  • Cholesterol: 0.5mg
  • Iron: 1.9mg
  • Sodium: 158mg
  • Calcium: 118mg


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. Stir in apple and next 8 ingredients until blended.
  3. Place paper baking cups in muffin pans, and lightly coat with cooking spray. Spoon batter evenly into cups.
  4. Bake at 375° for 18 to 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  5. 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.
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