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Double Apple Bran Muffins

Apple season means apple everything, including these Double Apple Bran Muffins.

Double Apple Bran Muffins

I wasn’t exaggerating when I said we had some tasty apple treats coming your way this fall. These Double Apple Bran Muffins are the next item on your must-make-right-now list.

Because really, how can you go wrong with muffins? Especially when they are filled with apples, applesauce and the nutty texture of oat bran. Sprinkle some raw sugar on top, and you get crunchy, apple deliciousness in every bite.

Double Apple Bran muffins are a snap to make and can be on the table in only 45 minutes, and that includes cooling time. Or make them ahead of time and pop ‘em the in the freezer. Super easy to pull out for breakfast to start your day off right. And an added bonus? You look like a rockstar mom serving up homemade muffins on a school day.

These Double Apple Bran Muffins are the perfect way to celebrate apple season. Truth be told, it’s ALWAYS apple season in my house. We love all the apples. All the time.

Double Apple Bran Muffins

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Double Apple Bran Muffins
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Author: Cooking Light
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 12
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg white
  • ¾ cup fat-free milk
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1½ cups oat bran
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 small Granny Smith apple, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons turbinado sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease 12 large muffins cups and set aside.
  2. Combine the butter and brown sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat on medium high until light and fluffy.
  3. Add egg and mix until thoroughly combined. Add egg white and beat until well blended.
  4. Add milk, applesauce, molasses and vanilla and carefully mix until combined.
  5. In a large bowl, mix flour, oat bran, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Make a well in the center and add the wet mixture. Add chopped apples. Stir with a wooden spoon until just mixed. Do not overmix.
  6. Using a muffin scoop, drop by scoopful into prepared muffin tins. Sprinkle the tops with turbinado sugar.
  7. Bake for 18 minutes or until done. (Muffins will spring back lightly when touched)



  1. I have a TON of bran in my cupboard…and it has been WAY too long since I put it to use! These sound great, bring on the fall baking! Pinned!
    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness recently posted…Coconut Cauliflower Rice Recipe with Mango Curry Steak {Gluten free, Low fat, Low carb, High Protein + Super Simple}My Profile

    • Thanks for the pin, Taylor!

  2. Oh! I see some fancy antique knives in the first picture, so cute!!!
    Beth @ The First Year recently posted…Low Fat Blueberry Nut Crunch MuffinsMy Profile

    • Aren’t they fun? :)

  3. I am loving the start of your fall recipes! I need these in my life!

  4. I would feel no guilt eating the entire batch of these beauties!!
    Aimee @ ShugarySweets recently posted…Watermelon Peach SalsaMy Profile

    • Thanks, Aimee!

  5. Now here is a bran muffin that won’t make me feel I have to eat this because I am middle aged. Apple makes it them so moist—-as you know.
    Plus adds sweetness and some surprises in each bite.
    Carol at Wild Goose Tea recently posted…Wild Goose on Fly–Jalapeno Peppers & Beer Part 2My Profile

    • Thanks, Carol!

  6. I would love to have a batch of these on hand for easy breakfasts and snacks!
    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction recently posted…Roasted Hatch Chile and Sweet Corn QuesadillasMy Profile

  7. Yum, these look SO good! Will be whipping them up for breakfast!
    Courtney @ Pizzazzerie recently posted…“Tickled Pink” Last-Minute Teacher Gift Idea!My Profile

  8. These sound scrumptious, Lisa! I love, love apples in baked goods and your muffins are tempting me!!!

    • Apples are my weakness in baked goods! Thanks, Liz

  9. Wow these muffins look delicious. I cannot remember the last time that I had a home baked muffin.. I definitely need to make a batch asap!
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  10. Hi, just thought I’d let you know that we’ve linked back to this post in our Food and Cooking Inspiration blog, to see the link back here’s the link :)

    • Thanks for including it Adam and being a loyal Garnish with Lemon reader!

  11. These look so healthy and delicious! Home baked muffins are the best!
    Bismah recently posted…10 Egg Substitutions For BakingMy Profile

    • Nothing better than a home baked muffin ;)

  12. I could devour all of these and not feel one bit guilty for it!! ;) They look delish!

    • Thanks, Jocelyn :)

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