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Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Karen Shinto Photo by: Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Karen Shinto

Quick Ginger Bran Muffins

Make this batter early in the week, then scoop and cook a muffin every day for a healthy breakfast in a flash.

Sunset APRIL 2011

  • Yield: Makes 8
  • Total: 25 Minutes


  • 3/4 cup bran cereal (flakes or another shape)
  • 1/4 cup unprocessed bran
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup dried fruit such as raisins, cherries, or cranberries
  • Cooking-oil spray


1. Mix together both brans with 1/4 cup boiling water in a large bowl. Let cool. In a small bowl, combine oil, honey, molasses, milk, and egg, then stir into bran mixture. Add flour, baking soda, salt, spices, and dried fruit and stir until just combined.

2. Spray a microwave-safe 1/2-cup bowl or ramekin with cooking spray and spoon in 1/4 cup batter. Microwave until muffin springs back when touched but isn't hard, about 45 seconds for a single muffin or 90 seconds for 4 muffins cooked together. Repeat with remaining batter.

Make ahead: For batter, up to 4 days, chilled.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per muffin.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 128
  • Calories from fat: 24%
  • Protein: 3.6g
  • Fat: 3.6g
  • Saturated fat: 0.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 24g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sodium: 150mg
  • Cholesterol: 28mg

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Quick Ginger Bran Muffins Recipe