February 15th, 2011

Cranberry Pecan Bran Muffins

I love having healthy, on-the-go options handy for breakfast, and this is one of my favorites.  The cranberries and pecans can easily be substituted with any combination of dried fruit and nuts, or left out all together.

This is a great, basic bran muffin recipe that can be adapted to your tastes, so feel free to try new additions.  Even fresh fruits, like blueberries, work well in this recipe.  If you want to be really healthy, try using applesauce in place of the oil.  I like to make a double batch and keep a supply in the freezer.

Cranberry Pecan Bran Muffins

Cranberry Pecan Bran Muffins

Preparation 10 2017-04-29T00:00:00+00:00 Cook Time 20 2017-04-29T00:00:00+00:00
Serves 12     adjust servings


  • 1 1/2 cups wheat bran or All-Bran Cereal
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.
  2. Mix together wheat bran and buttermilk; let stand for 10 minutes.
  3. Beat together oil, egg, sugar and vanilla and add to buttermilk/bran mixture.
  4. Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir flour mixture into buttermilk mixture, until just blended.
  5. Fold in cranberries and pecans and spoon batter into prepared muffin tins.
  6. Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
Who Dished It Up First: Adapted from allrecipes.com



  1. Danelle, these look terrific- healthy and tasty. It’s great to have a nice to-go breakfast in the freezer.

  2. Yum! I’d like to have one right now! Love the taste of bran and this is perfect for it. Great pic also!

  3. Crazy! I just made Cranberry Pecan Oatmeal muffins this morning! I may have to try combining the two recipes though…this looks yummy!

  4. What a fantastic and healthy sounding muffin. This would be a fabulous addition for our breakfasts as well. Thanks for sharing!

  5. your kids must LOVE waking up every morning to such amazing goodies! i wish I was a morning person- these look divine!

  6. That looks so yummy .. i love muffins anytime

  7. Hi,

    You put these images here and then you force people to get up and go find something to eat 🙂


  8. These look great – and I always have bran flakes in my pantry – they’re my daughter’s favorite cereal!


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