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Spiced Bran Muffins

Spiced Bran Muffins
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Makes 12 muffins| Hands-On Time: | Total Time:


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups oat bran
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus more for serving (if desired)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1 cup raisins


  1. Heat oven to 350° F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, oat bran, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, and salt; set aside.
  3. Beat the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer on medium-high until smooth. Add the eggs and beat to combine. Add the sour cream and molasses and beat to combine. Slowly add the flour mixture, mixing until incorporated. Fold in the raisins.
  4. Spoon the batter into a muffin tin lined with paper liners. Bake until cooked through and a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Serve with butter, if desired.
By March, 2008

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 262Calories From Fat 27%
  • Fat 8g
  • Sat Fat 5g
  • Cholesterol 23mg
  • Sodium 244mg
  • Carbohydrate 44g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Sugar 16g
  • Protein 4g
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

Quick Tip

Flour, measuring cup, and spoon
You can prepare the batter up to 12 hours in advance. Keep it in the refrigerator until ready to bake.

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    High in vitamin C, these hard, tart berries are grown in bogs in colder regions of North America and Europe. They’re almost always eaten cooked, as in the classic Thanksgiving relish.