Apple Bran Muffins

September 12, 2022
Created by Melanie Taylor, MS, RDN, CD
25 minutes
Serves 24
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 large Granny Smith apples, cored and diced
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup Spectrum brand shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 cups All-Bran cereal
  • 1 cup Bran Flake cereal

This recipe was contributed by Dietetic Intern Emily Tew

Boil water. Add baking soda and set aside. Cream Spectrum brand shortening. Add sugar and eggs. Stir in buttermilk, salt, cinnamon, and flour until just mixed. Add cereals a little at a time along with water and baking soda from before. Dice apples and fold into batter. Don’t overmix! Bake in muffin tins 15-20 min. at 375ºF. Yields approximately 2 dozen.

Nutrition per serving: 166 calories; 5.5g total fat (2.5g saturated); 228mg sodium; 27g carbohydrates; 3g dietary fiber; 13g sugar (10g added sugar); 3g protein