Carrot bran muffins

Bran Muffins

Makes 12 large muffins


  • 1 1/2 cups wheat bran (not boxed cereal flakes; just plain bran)
  • 1/2 cup boiling hot water
  • 1/2 cup raisins (soaked in water 5 minutes to soften; drained)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup grated fresh carrot
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 cup wholemeal flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


1. Spray a muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray and pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees celsius.

2. In a large mixing bowl thoroughly stir the water into the bran; stir in raisins, nuts, and carrots; let stand at least 5 minutes.

3. Place the wet ingredients in a blender and blend at high speed 4 minutes until smooth.

4. Add the remaining ingredients into the blender and blend in briefly, but thoroughly.

5. Pour the batter into softened bran mixture; blend all thoroughly, but briefly with rubber spatula or mixing spoon. Do not over mix!

6. Fill muffin cups evenly, about 3/4 full; bake for 20-25 minutes.

7. Allow to cool 5-10 minutes until muffins can easily be removed from the pan with a gentle tug on one side of muffins.