Kennedy Family Recipes

Honey Bran Muffins


Honey Bran Muffins are my favorite muffin! The raisins in the light muffin are such a great combination.

This muffins are inspired by the Whole-Wheat Honey Bran Muffins from Peet's Coffee.

I've been trying to make hearty and somewhat healthy muffins for a long time and I've really found this recipe to be my favorite muffin recipe.

These muffins are great to make on the weekend and then you have a quick breakfast or snack for during the week.

Honey Bran Muffins


Add more raisins than you think are needed. The raisins are key to the recipe.

I think it's better to cook these muffins longer than you think to make sure the tops get a nice crust on them.

Add a small amount of flour to the raisins to help the raisins not stick together and to prevent the raisins from sinking in the batter.

List of Ingredients

  • 1.5 Cups of Wheat Bran
  • 1 Cup of White Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon of Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon of Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
  • 1 Cup of Raisins
  • 3/4 Cup of Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 1 Cup of Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/3 Cup of Honey
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract

Recipe Steps

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees (F)
  2. In a stand mixer or large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients: Wheat Bran, Flour, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Salt, Raisins
  3. Add in the wet ingredients in this order: Almond Milk, Applesauce, Eggs, Honey, Vanilla Extract
  4. Mix all the ingredients together until well combined
  5. Put cupcake wrappers into a cupcake pan and fill each cup about 2/3 full
  6. The batter should be enough to make 12 muffins
  7. Bake the muffins for 18 minutes
  8. Check that the muffins are done by sticking a toothpick in the tallest muffin and making sure it comes out clean (no batter)
  9. Enjoy!