The World’s Best Bran Muffin Recipe

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I might be a tad partial, but I genuinely believe this bran muffin recipe is the best they come. Straight from my parent’s restaurant, The Guest House, a place deeply ingrained in my upbringing, making anything crafted in that kitchen an instant favorite of mine. Our family adores recreating dishes from the restaurant, and cooking together with our kids is a cherished tradition.

However, these bran muffins have garnered universal acclaim! It’s not just a personal favorite but has earned the hearts of everyone who’s had the pleasure of making and savoring them! We love making recipes from my parent’s restaurant and cooking with our kids.

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Bran muffins provide a lot of fiber, which is what my little dudes always need more of! This recipe also makes a lot, and they freeze well, so it’s great for the on-the-go mornings when you’re trying to race out the door but also getting your kids and yourself fed. 

Bran muffins, often regarded as a breakfast classic, embody a delightful fusion of healthfulness and indulgence. These muffins are celebrated for their wholesome nature, owing much of their nutritional value to the star ingredient: bran. Bran, the outer layer of cereal grains such as wheat, oats, or rice, is rich in fiber, essential vitamins, and minerals. It’s this fibrous goodness that imparts a distinct nuttiness and a hearty texture to the muffins, making them both satisfying and nourishing.

What sets bran muffins apart is their versatility. Whether you prefer them plain, studded with dried fruits, or paired with nuts and seeds, these muffins adapt effortlessly to a myriad of flavor combinations. The addition of ingredients like raisins, chopped dates, or even shredded apples not only enhances the muffins’ taste but also introduces a delightful sweetness and moistness that complements the bran’s earthy notes.

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Moreover, bran muffins hold a special place in the realm of baking for their ability to strike a balance between health-conscious choices and a comforting, flavorful treat. They cater to those seeking a wholesome breakfast option without compromising on taste. Whether enjoyed warm out of the oven, topped with a dollop of butter or a drizzle of honey, or savored as a snack throughout the day, bran muffins exude a comforting charm that elevates the breakfast experience for health-conscious food enthusiasts and baked-good aficionados alike.


The best bran muffin recipe | construction2style

Guest House Bran Muffins

Yield: 4.5 dozen
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes

A delicious source of fiber! My family's restaurant recipe and a local favorite. You can also add zucchini for a fun and even healthier twist!


  • 1 box Kellogg's All-Bran BudsĀ (17.7oz box)
  • 1 cup Crisco shortening
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tbs baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 qt buttermilk
  • 5 cups flour


    Brings 2 cups of water to a boil. Add 1-box of Kellogg's All-Bran Buds (17.7oz box).  Let this mixture sit while you get the other ingredients mixed together.

    In a large mixing bowl add 1 cup Crisco shortening (I use the pre-measured sticks), 3 cups sugar, 4 eggs, 2 tbs baking soda, 1 tsp salt, 1 qt buttermilk, and 5 cups flour.

    Mix together and then add softened bran buds. Pour muffin batter into a large container, cover and store in the fridge for 7-10 days. When ready to bake, scoop batter into muffin tins.  I use a regular size ice cream scoop full. Bake for 16 minutes at 400 degrees. If you want to bake all of the muffins at once it will make 4 1/2 dozen and they freeze very nicely.

    I oftentimes have taken some of our diced zucchini (1) from the garden and tossed it in at the end before we bake it and it is delicious!

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