Blueberry Bran Muffins

Quick easy healthy delicious fibery goodness.



Ingredients / Directions: 

Combine the following (easy in a blender):

1 c milk (or milk substitute)
1 egg
1/4 c blackstrap molasses
3 Tbsp honey, marmalade, maple syrup or agave syrup

Combine separately:

1 c whole spelt flour (or whole wheat)
1 c wheat bran
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp baking soda

Mix wet with dry till just combined (don't over-mix) then quickly fold in:

3/4 c blueberries

Immediately spoon into in generously buttered or oiled muffin tins. Bake at 350 for about 25 min (for 9 muffins) or about 23 min (for 12 muffins).

Nutritional Value: 
Great source of fiber and antioxidents.
9-12 muffins


Where have you been all my

Where have you been all my life? I like bran muffins, but they are always to dry for me. These are perfect, moist and chewy! I added frozen blackberries, a treat as I live high in the mountains.


Thanks! You're too sweet ;)

Thanks! You're too sweet ;) I'll have to try them with blackberries, yum...


Wow - these were fabulous! Especially good with Mexican honey;) I'm loving your site Patty and have shared with friends who enjoy great food and others with similar health concerns. Such a delight to connect with you guys and hoping to follow your adventures in coming months as I work my way through your recipes. Yummy!

!Hola amiga! So happy to

!Hola amiga!
So happy to hear from you - was wonderful hooking-up on Cozumel. (Thanks again for the great book.) Yes, the Yucatecan honey is delicious - we┬┤re enjoying a golden orange blossom honey from near Limones. Time to go back to the jungle. Happy healthy baking Lisa,

xo Patty


Thank you so much for this recipe! I'm sending it to my whole family. I totally recommend home ground wheat and bran for this recipe! Moist and delish - especially with home churned butter!

You're welcome - I'm sure

You're welcome - I'm sure these would taste amazing with fresh ground flour and home-made butter! Very cool blog btw :)

Soy Milk

I can't have dairy, do you think these would be alright with soy milk?

Yes :)

Yes :)

Patty, I'm just wondering about the times for the different number of muffins? Are they correct or reversed perhaps?

I just found your site today and have already shared it with family, near and far. We love to eat healthily.


Hi Carol, The baking times

Hi Carol,

The baking times are approximate - and it will take a bit longer to bake this recipe as 9 muffins (more batter per muffin) than 12 muffins.

Happy you love to eat healthy too! Thanks for stopping by and sharing - also for making sure my numbers make sense. :)

Hi Patty, I found your

Hi Patty,

I found your website last week. I baked this muffin today and it was great.

Thank you :)

you're welcome Samantha!

So happy you enjoyed them - thanks for letting us know. :)

Surprisingly good!

I came across your site when I was looking for some good bran muffin recipes to get some additional fiber into my diet. I love blueberries so thought I'd give these a try. As an experienced baker, I was surprised by the thinness of the batter, and I thought they wouldn't turn out. (I didn't use "blackstrap molasses, just regular, so maybe that's why). But I was pleasantly surprised by how lovely and delicious these muffins are. They're small if you make 12, so next time I'll treat myself to a bigger muffin and only make 9! Thanks, Patty -- look forward to trying some of your other recipes!


Thanks for the great feedback Wendy!

Second time with frozen blueberries

Just made my second batch of these and used maple syrup instead of honey and frozen blueberries. I defrosted the blueberries in the microwave, so had some syrup in with them when I threw them in with the batter, which (surprise, surprise) turned an unappealing shade of green-purple. Didn't matter in the least! My muffins turned out brown and beautiful and even moister than the first time I made them with fresh blueberries! I'll be making these over and over, them!

Yum - I'll have to try them

Yum - I'll have to try them with maple syrup - thank you. :)