Applesauce-Molasses Bran Muffins
  • 1-1/4 cups unprocessed wheat bran
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ½ cup milk (I used skim)
  • ⅓ cup dark molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon canola oil
  • ½ cup dark raisins
  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Line 6 giant muffin tins with giant paper muffin cups, or a 12 muffin tin with regular-sized paper muffin cups. You can also grease the cups or use cooking spray, if desired. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the bran, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, soda, and salt. Make a well in the center.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the applesauce, milk, molasses, egg, and oil until well-blended. Pour into the well of the dry ingredients and stir just until blended. Stir in raisins.
  4. Fill muffin cups evenly with batter. Bake for 20 minutes if using the giant tins, or about 15 minutes for smaller tins, or until a tester inserted in the center of one of the muffins comes out clean. Remove from oven and let sit a minute, then turn out on wire rack. Serve warm. Makes 6 giant muffins or 12 standard size.
Recipe by The Culinary Cellar at