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Healthy Raisin Bran Muffins

I’m pretty sure the words that popped into your head didn’t include, “moist, flavorful, enticing,” now did they?  Well… they will now with these JUMBO Raisin Bran Muffins!

These Healthy Raisin Bran Muffins are so light and fluffy, they don't taste high fiber (or guilt free, whole grain, eggless, and low sugar) one bit!

In honor of my grandfather visiting to see me go off to my sophomore year of college, I made these bran muffins for him! I could sense that the store-bought bran muffins weren’t pleasurable to eat, and I just knew that he never looked forward to eating that Fiber1 Original Bran Cereal every morning.

Fiber One:  Cardboard, yes.  Delicious, no.

Raisin Bran Muffins:  Cardboard, no.  Delicious…  HECK YES!

These would serve as a perfect breakfast.  They contain satiating protein, healthy fats, and filling fiber. Plus, they are low-glycemic! My grandpa loves how these muffins don’t leave your fingers all oily and greasy like the store-bought muffins will do. Compared to the store-bought varieties, these Raisin Bran Muffins have less fat, more fiber, more protein, and a nutritious, recognizable ingredient list.

These Healthy Raisin Bran Muffins are so light and fluffy, they don't taste high fiber (or guilt free, whole grain, eggless, and low sugar) one bit!

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Healthy Raisin Bran Muffins

Servings: 6 jumbo muffins


  • 144g (1½ cups) Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • 120g (1 cup) Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
  • 75g (1¼ cup) Wheat Bran
  • 20g (¼ cup) Unflavored Whey Protein Powder
  • tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Double-Acting Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Soy Milk
  • 246g (1 cup) Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 105g (5 tbs) Pure Maple Syrup
  • 42g (2 tbs) Molasses
  • 14g (2 tbs) Ground Flaxseed
  • 14g (1 tbs) Grapeseed Oil
  • 1 tbs  Egg Replacer Powder
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Hazelnut Extract (or more Vanilla Extract)
  • 1 tsp Liquid Stevia Extract
  • ½ cup Raisins


  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and spray a 6-cavity jumbo muffin tin with cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the oats, whole wheat pastry flour, wheat brand, protein powder, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the milk, applesauce, maple syrup, molasses, flaxseed, oil, egg replacer powder, vanilla extract, hazelnut extract, and stevia extract.
  • Dump the dry ingredients over the wet ingredients and fold together until ALMOST mixed through.
  • Add the raisins and mix until fully incorporated, making sure not to overmix. Pour batter evenly into the prepared tin and bake for ~40 minutes, or until the surface of the muffins spring back when tapped.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Raisin Bran Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 410 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 0.5g3%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 400mg17%
Carbohydrates 77g26%
Fiber 12g50%
Sugar 31g34%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 150mg15%
Iron 5.4mg30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Breakfast, Snacks
Cuisine: Bread & Muffins

These Healthy Raisin Bran Muffins are so light and fluffy, they don't taste high fiber (or guilt free, whole grain, eggless, and low sugar) one bit!

Happy baking!  If you weren’t “regular” before, you will be now!  😉


With love and good eats,


– Jess


14 comments on “Healthy Raisin Bran Muffins”

  1. These bran muffins look amazing! Love the one in the little red pot 🙂

  2. We’ve been looking for a way to treat dad for a healthy delightful muffins that he adores. Yours look amazing, my pap will surely like it.

  3. Yum! Gorgeous shots. These muffins look scrumptious. I am a sucker for raisin and bran, as weird as that may sound. Thanks for sharing.

    I love that little red vessel. Where did you get it?

  4. Jessica | Desserts With Benefits

    Np! I got it at Pier1 Imports. They have amazing baking decor there 🙂

  5. Awwww 😀 just have to say that these look so adorable! Makes me want to eat them UP!

  6. OMG! My FAVORITE muffin, although I’d add some shredded carrots to this beauty. Gotta make this.

  7. Great recipe. I would just add that, if you also want to loose some weight, you could use other sweeteners. Kick out the sugar. Reduce both fat and carbs. In fact, you do use honey, which is great.

    • Most definitely! (I’m just a hardcore sweet tooth, haha)
      If you were to remove the honey, I would probably increase the oil by two-three tablespoons (at least, as honey provides some moisture) and the stevia extract by 1/2 tsp. Great idea, Igor, I’ll try that soon 🙂

  8. Hey I can’t find Egg replacer here where I live…can I substitute it with flaxmeal or chia seeds or something? I REALLY want to try these I’ve been craving healthy breakfast muffins for awhile now and yours look perfect. 🙂

    • Jessica | Desserts with Benefits

      You can try using one whole egg OR 2T flax meal + 1 tbs water. I haven’t tried these without the egg replacer but I’m sure these substitutes will work fine. Good luck, hope you like them 🙂

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