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Molasses bran muffins stacked on a cooling rack, next to milk in bottles.
Mimi’s Copycat Molasses Bran Muffins
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Copy cat recipe for Mimi's Honey Bran Muffin. Moist bran muffins with a sweet honey glaze. Made from start to finish in about 30 minutes.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bran muffins, healthy muffins, muffins with bran
Servings: 12
Calories: 246 kcal
Author: Kadee
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp dark Karo syrup
  • 3 tbsp melted salted butter
  • 1/2 tbsp water
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp orange zest
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup wheat bran
  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  1. In a small bowl prepare glaze by combining 3 tbsp sugar, 3 tbsp brown sugar, 3 tbsp dark Karo syrup, 3 tbsp melted butter, and 1/2 tbsp water. Stir until well combined.
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare muffin pan by liberally spraying each cup.
  3. Evenly distribute glaze between each muffin cup (about 1/3 tbsp in each).

  4. In your blender combine raisins and 1 cup water. Blend for 20-30 seconds until smooth.

  5. Transfer mixture to a large mixing bowl.

  6. Add 1/4 cup vegetable oil, 1/4 cup honey, 1 tbsp molasses, 1 egg, 1/3 cup buttermilk, 1 tsp vanilla, 1/2 tsp orange zest, and 1/3 cup brown sugar to the bowl and mix until well combined.

  7. Add bran, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt to the bowl. Mix until just combined.

  8. Fill each muffin cup to the top.

  9. Bake for 15-18 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean and the tops bounce back.

  10. Immediately invert onto a baking sheet and transfer to a cooling rack.
  11. Serve warm.

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Recipe Notes

Where Can I Buy Bran

Bran is readily available at most grocery stores.  It can be found in the baking aisle near the flour. Sometimes it can be found in the health food section. It is also available on amazon.

Are there different kinds of Bran?

There are two common types of Bran:

  1. Wheat Bran
  2. Oat Bran

Wheat bran has a higher quantity fiber and contains about twice as much fiber as Oat Bran. Wheat bran has less side effects associated with a high fiber diets - like bloating.  For these reasons I have chosen wheat bran for this recipe.

Rather than turning your nose up at bran - embrace it!  You'll be so glad you did.

Nutrition Facts
Mimi’s Copycat Molasses Bran Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 246 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 207mg9%
Potassium 233mg7%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 120IU2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.