They're better tasting and better for you. We've made over the bran muffin using maple syrup for delicate sweetness, plain yogurt for moisture, and two forms of bran (cereal and wheat) for structure and fluffiness. At long last, this wholesome hero is stepping into the spotlight.

Martha Stewart Living, April 2021


Credit: Chris Simpson

Recipe Summary

10 mins
30 mins
Makes 12


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a standard muffin tin with paper baking cups. Whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. In another bowl, whisk together yogurt, oil, brown sugar, maple syrup, eggs, and vanilla until well combined. Add dry ingredients and whisk until fully incorporated; stir in cereal and wheat bran. Divide batter evenly between muffin cups.

  • Bake until a tester inserted into centers comes out clean, about 18 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes, then transfer muffins to a wire rack and let cool completely. Serve warm or room temperature, with butter. You can freeze baked muffins in resealable plastic bags for up to 3 months. Thaw them at room temp, or pop them in a 375°F oven for about 5 minutes.

Cook's Notes

For bursts of tartness, stir 1 cup of frozen fruit, such as raspberries or sour cherries, into the batter.