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Blackberry-Oat Bran Muffins


The blackberries and oat bran make this a fiber-rich snack.

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  • Yield: Makes 12

Source: Everyday Food, July/August 2012


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 2/3 cup oat bran
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped blackberries


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line 12 standard muffin cups with paper liners. Whisk together flour, oat bran, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.

  2. In a large bowl, using a mixer, beat butter and 1/2 cup sugar on high until light and fluffy, about 6 minutes. Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined. With mixer on low, add flour mixture in 2 additions, alternating with buttermilk, and beat until combined. Fold in blackberries.

  3. Divide batter among muffin cups and sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon sugar. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of a muffin comes out with moist crumbs attached, 20 to 25 minutes, rotating pan halfway through. Let cool in pan on a wire rack 5 minutes, then transfer muffins to rack and let cool completely.

Cook's Notes

Store in an airtight container, up to 3 days.

Reviews Add a comment

  • kwink
    24 JUL, 2014
    I can't find oat bran. Can I substitute something else for it? Or, where is it located in the grocery story?
  • XimeBCN
    30 SEP, 2013
    Nice and moist, not too sweet. Made this for my two year old and she loved them! Will be making these again.
  • Nikki Zed
    25 AUG, 2013
    Easy to follow and quick to compile. We actually ended up with a surplus, so ended up with closer to 20 muffins. Tasty and a bit more wholesome with the addition of oats and buttermilk. I did not have buttermilk so did the old housewifes cheat of curdling milk with lemon, it worked a treat.