Honey Bran Breakfast Muffins

Let’s get ready to bake!  It’s time for another round of the Secret Recipe Club!!


This month I was assigned The Avid Appetite.  Rachel is a self-taught cook who couldn’t even boil water a few years ago.  But now her blog is full of delicious sounding recipes.  Rachel is my kind of cook.  After scouring her recipe list, I was trying to decide between her Honey Bran Breakfast Muffins {I love a good bran muffin} and her 7-Layer Italian Rainbow Cookies {I’ve always wanted to make those cookies!}.

Honey Bran Breakfast Muffins

To be fair I took this decision to the people.  I asked my facebook fans if they wanted a post about cookies or muffins.  It was close, but the muffin (or both) group won out.  So here we are.  A yummy, healthy, perfect to start your day muffin.  A little sweet, nice and dense.  Everything I wanted it to be.  These muffins would make a great hostess gift, an easy breakfast for company, or make the dry ingredients into a mix for gift giving.  Any way you win!

Honey Bran Breakfast Muffins

Honey Bran Breakfast Muffins

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author The Avid Appetite


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1 3/8 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 3/4 cups wheat bran or wheat germ - not cereal


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line 18 muffin tin cups with paper liners.
  2. In a measuring cup, combine milk and lemon juice. Let sit for at least 3 minutes.
  3. Place raisins in a medium bowl, and sprinkle baking soda over top. Pour boil water over raisins and baking soda. Stir once to combine; set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, mix together honey, flour, salt, egg, oil, milk mixture, and wheat bran until just combined. Add raisin mixture. mix until just combined - DO NOT over mix.
  5. Fill each muffin tin cup 3/4 of the way full with batter. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

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  1. says

    Hi Julie! So happy you made and liked these muffins! They are an oldie but goodie. Your photos are stunning as well!

    I also had YOU for SRC and adored the recipe that I made…

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