Apple Bran Muffins

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 12 min
Cooling Time: 10 min
Yields: 12 muffins


A healthy and delicious snack. These Apple Bran Muffins make a great everyday breakfast or lunchbox treat.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup (1 medium) peeled, finely chopped tart apple
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Instant Nonfat Dry Milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups bran flake cereal


PREHEAT oven to 400° F. Grease or paper-line 12 muffin cups.

COMBINE flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in medium bowl. Mix apple, water, dry milk, oil and egg in small bowl. Add to flour mixture; stir until moistened. Stir in cereal. Spoon into prepared muffin cups, filling 2/3 full.

BAKE for 12 to 15 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove to wire rack; cool slightly. Serve warm.

Kid Approved

by L. Larae , Milwaukee, WI on Jul. 2011

I originally made them for my husband, but my kids loved them!(7 and 2 years old) I used applesauce instead of the oil and they turned out great. Quick and easy to make!

Easy and good for you!

by b. brad , Nashua, NH on Sep. 2010

These were easy to make for me and now we have a nice breakfast (or anytime) treat! They are good for you and taste so good you wouldnt think so! excellent!

Moist and tasty

by D. Diane , Federal Way, WA on Jan. 2010

These are great for an on-the-go breakfast. I substituted bran cereal and added 1/2 cup of dried cranberries. Dee-lish!

Healthy addition to breakfast routine

by L. Lisa , on Aug. 2009

I really love to have healthy muffins on hand (fresh or in the freezer), and these were a great addition to my line-up. I used half whole-wheat and half regular flour and it was fine. You would never know there were bran flakes in here!


by A. Ashley , Milton, FL on Dec. 2008

Apple bran muffins are pretty good. My husband really enjoyed them. I'm more of a blueberry muffin girl but they weren't that bad.

Easy Bran Muffins

by M. Marie , Sterling Heights, MI on Apr. 2008

I liked these mufffins a lot. Easy to make, recipe was exact. I personally may cut back on the spices a little, that is just me.

sooooo good

by B. Barbara , ORLANDO, FL on Aug. 2007

These quite easy muffins are great made the day before using bran flake cereal to take camping, traveling, for picnics and for packing lunches. I suggest making 24 muffins if you want any for yourself. They will disappear quickly. They are sooooo moist and tasty.

Hearty AND Healthy

by S. Sandra , PANAMA CITY, FL on Apr. 2007

Preparation is quite easy. These muffins are moist and tasty. Might even be better the next day after the spices "ripen". Definitely a make again recipe.

Quick & Easy

by F. Frenetta , PASADENA, CA on Apr. 2007

These were simple and delicious I added sliced pecans for a nutty flavor. My 21 year old ate most of them.

Traveling with apple bran muffins

by M. MARY , LINDEN, CA on Mar. 2007

Last weekend we went away in my RV and brought along apple bran muffins they were great for a quick snack on the road. what could be faster or better.