Raisin Bran Muffins

I love breakfast. Well, actually, I pretty much love all moments in the day involving food. Back in the States for the summer, I’ve been indulging in everything I’ve missed, from Hebrew Nationals to barbecued baby-back ribs; from stacks of pancakes submerged in syrup to huge slices of diner meringue pies.

This morning, being up before the sun and my two kids, I decided to make a healthy alternative to my morning calorie-infused breakfasts. Here is the result: a 170 calorie fibre-packed, heart-healthy muffin.

For 12 muffins

¼ cup vegetable oil

1/3 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup molasses

2 eggs

1 cup low-fat buttermilk

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 ½ cups wheat bran

1heaping tsp baking powder

½ tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

½ cup raisins


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and coat a muffin tin with non-stick baking spray.
  2. In a bowl, mix the oil, molasses, and the sugar. Then add the eggs and stir until well incorporated.
  3. Add the salt, the baking powder, the baking soda, and the buttermilk. Then, whisk in the flour and the bran.
  4. Fold in the raisins and scoop the batter into the prepared muffin pan.
  5. Bake for approximately 18-20 minutes or until the muffins are golden and a cake tester comes out clean.


Calories per muffin : 170 calories


  1. andrea : ) says:

    save one for me!!!

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