Apple Molasses Bran Muffins

Apple Molasses Bran Muffins


  •   Cooking spray, for the muffin tin
  • 1/2 cup  applesauce with 1 Golden Delicious apple, cored, diced, and mixed in
  • 1/4 cup  firmly packed light brown sugar
  • large egg, beaten lightly
  • 1 cup  Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup  dark molasses
  • 1/2 cup  raisins
  • 1/2 cup  walnuts, chopped
  • 1 cup  all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon  cinnamon
  • 1 cup  miller’s bran*

Golden Delicious apples, raisins, and walnuts provide diverse textures to these harvest muffins, while brown sugar and molasses incorporate a sweetness that is dark, slightly spicy, and quintessentially autumn. Health is kicked up a notch as bran adds extra fiber, and substituting applesauce for butter lowers the fat in this delectable breakfast bread. This recipe comes to us from Patrice of Circle B Kitchen.


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Prepare a 12-cup muffin tin with a layer of cooking spray. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, mix together the applesauce and brown sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, yogurt, and molasses until all are well incorporated. Stir in the raisins and walnuts.

In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and bran. Add the flour mixture to the yogurt-apple mixture and stir the batter until it is just combined, but still lumpy.

Spoon the batter evenly into the 12 prepared muffin cups. Bake until the muffins are golden brown and spring to the touch, about 15-20 minutes. Turn the muffins out onto a wire rack and let cool.


*Note: Found at natural food stores, health food stores, and in the grain or cereal section of most supermarkets.


Calories per serving:

157 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Balanced Kidney Friendly, Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Peanut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 60g 92%
  • Carbs 302g 101%
  • Saturated 5g 27%
  • Fiber 12g 48%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 182g
  • Monounsaturated 7g
  • Polyunsaturated 29g
  • Protein 52g 103%
  • Cholesterol 224mg 75%
  • Sodium 2,106mg 88%
  • Calcium 569mg 57%
  • Magnesium 362mg 91%
  • Potassium 2,406mg 69%
  • Iron 15mg 81%
  • Zinc 4mg 25%
  • Phosphorus 545mg 78%
  • Vitamin A 466µg 52%
  • Vitamin C 28mg 47%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 90%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 63%
  • Niacin (B3) 10mg 48%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 60%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 317µg 79%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 7%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 2mg 8%
  • Vitamin K 6µg 7%
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