Bran Apple Muffins

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Irresistible Apple Bran Muffins (healthy vegan)

Hello to another vegan recipe that will help me get through the week. I’m planning on eating these as breakfast or snacks in between studying and writing papers. Finals are almost here, and ohh joy, am I so excited.. I have no motivation and it sucks. I’m gonna have to bust my butt tomorrow to get a lot of stuff done so I don’t have to wait till absolute last minute.

Tonight are supposed to be some crazy storms and tornados in the Midwest, I heard? Crazy… Apparently this is the second time the Weather Channel has issued a life-threatening 24 hour warning for tornados today and tomorrow. Good thing I live downtown Chicago, there won’t be any tornados here. I’m not afraid of no rain. It’ll help me write! Rain always relaxes me. But I hope no one gets hurt and I hope the weather channel is exaggerating, as they usually are.

These muffins are made with dried tart apples I’ve been dying to use in a recipe for the past few days. They are amazing by themselves but I thought they would taste even better in a baked recipe. This is a perfect breakfast on the go. Plus it’s vegan! Yay!

Also, I just wanted to say how much I love doing recipes which don’t require a use of a mixer. I much prefer to mix everything by hand. Quieter, easier, less messy. For me anyway. I don’t even have a stand mixer, I use a hand mixer when I need to mix/beat ingredients so it’s a pain. But yeah, no mixer necessary for this one! Yay!

These turned out so beautifully. Crispy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside. By themselves? Amazing. Topped with maple syrup? Amazing.

Bran Apple Muffins [yield 12 muffins]

Adapted from Epicurious.


  • 2 cups all-bran cereal
  • 1 cup Almond milk (room temp)
  • 1  cup unsweetened applesauce (room temp)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (room temp)
  • 3 tbsp water + 1 tbsp flaxmeal (whisked and left to sit for 10-15 minutes)
  • 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup chopped dried apples


Preheat oven to 400°F. Mix cereal, milk, applesauce, oil and flaxseed+water mixture in large bowl. Make sure all of the ingredients are at room temperature so that the coconut oil doesn’t solidify. Let stand 10 minutes to soften bran.

Stir flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda in medium bowl to blend. Mix in chopped dried apples. Add dry ingredients to bran mixture and stir just until moistened.

Spray a muffin tin with olive oil spray. Divide batter among muffin cups. Bake until muffins are light golden brown and tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Transfer muffins to rack; cool completely.

Who knows how accurate these calorie calculators are on Calorie Count? Or are there any more reliable ones?

Kammie wants to know:

  • What’s your favorite kind of cereal?

  • Do you like apples or pears more?

Let me know in the comments below!

Last Updated on March 27, 2019

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  1. Fantastic, yet again! You find so much time to blog. What do you study?

  2. I love that this recipe uses all bran cereal.. mostly because I have a box I need to use up and this looks so delicious!

  3. Fabulous recipe! They look delicious!

  4. These look tasty & I’ve been trying to find more vegan recipe to make. I’m definitely going to find time to make these.

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  6. Mmmmmmmmmm yummy! Love these 🙂

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