Cranberry Orange Bran Muffins

Cranberry Orange Bran Muffins

One of things I loved to do with my Grandma when I was young was to help her bake. I would stand on her kitchen chair next to her at her counter and we would bake all kinds of delicious food. I loved when she made apple pies, not for the pies but for the slices of apple that she would give me. She would put them in a very worn aluminum measuring cup and sprinkle them with cinnamon and sugar. I thought that was the best!

We would also make scrumptious bran muffins. They were always moist and we ate them warm out of the oven. Now that I am a little more conscious of what I eat I realize that muffins aren’t always the healthiest. I found a recipe that I changed up a little to make it healthier and thought that I would share it. These are full of fiber, very little fat and I think are very tasty.

Cranberry Orange Bran Muffins


  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 3 cups of All Bran cereal
  • 1 1/2 cups of orange juice
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup of dried cranberries
  • 1 Tbsp of grated orange peel (i like the extra flavor)
  1. In a medium bowl, mix flour, sugar and baking powder and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add cereal, orange juice, applesauce and egg. Stir until blended.
  3. Let stand 5 minutes. Cranberry Orange Bran Muffins3
  4. Add cranberries and orange peel. Mix in dry ingredients only until combined. The batter will be very thick.
  5. Put batter into paper lined muffin tins or spray tins with a vegetable spray. (I used the Misto with olive oil) Cranberry Orange Bran Muffins2
  6. The original recipe says it yields 12 muffins. I got 21 muffins out of my recipe.
  7. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-19 minutes.

These muffins are a little dense but moist and very tasty.

Kathy is a contributing writer at Lindsay Ann Loft. She has been sharing her weight loss story and tips with our readers since 2011. She has a passion for healthy eating and helping others with their journey to a healthier lifestyle.

One Comment

  • Darlene

    Thank you for the great recipe. I used spelt flour and added oat bran and used frozen blueberries and cranberries. The muffins turned out fantastic and all my co-workers loved them too!

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