My favourite muffin recipe: Apricot Oatmeal Bran Muffins

apricot bran muffins

My favourite muffin recipe: Apricot Oatmeal Bran Muffins

Oatmeal Apricot Bran Muffins

This recipe comes from my Great Aunt Joan. I often encourage clients to bake healthy muffins and cookies to have on hand for snacks. This recipe is high in fibre and contains no white flour.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12


  • 1/2 cup wheat bran
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1.5 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1/3 cup wheat germ
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk or 1 cup milk with 1 Tbsp vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup chopped dried apricots


  • preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  • In a small bowl, stir together wheat bran and boiling water; set aside.
  • In a med bowl, whisk together brown sugar, egg, buttermilk and oil until blended. Pour over flour mixture, along with bran mixture, and stir until just combined. Fold in apricots.
  • Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin cups. Bake in the oven preheated to 375 oven for 16-18 mins or until done.
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Jen believes raising happy, well-nourished eaters who have a healthy relationship with food doesn't have to be a battle! She is an author and speaker with 18 years of experience specializing in family nutrition and helps parents teach their kids to try new foods without yelling, tricking, or bribing.



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