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bran muffin cut in half with butter spread on one side. Several other muffins stacked on a cooling rack in the background

Morning Glory Bran Muffins

Morning Glory Bran Muffins are made with wholesome ingredients such as whole grain spelt flour, bran cereal, carrots, apples and cinnamon. They're tender, moist, and packed full of flavour. And they make for a great grab-and-go breakfast or snack.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Apple, Bran, Carrots, Coconut, Raisins
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 24 Muffins
Calories 267kcal


  • 2 cups Bran Flake cereal I used oat bran cereal
  • 1 cup All Bran cereal
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 cups buttermilk or whole milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup canola oil or applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups spelt flour can also use all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups grated carrots
  • 1 cup shredded apple Granny Smith
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1 cup shredded coconut


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two muffin tins with paper liners, or spray with cooking spay. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add the bran cereals and boiling water. Stir until the cereal is well coated in water. Allow to sit and soften and cool completely. Stir this mixture every couple of minutes to help in the cooling process.
  • Once the bran cereals have cooled (it's ok if it's still warm, you just don't want it so hot that it would scramble the eggs) whisk in the buttermilk, eggs, canola oil, vanilla and brown sugar. Whisk until mostly smooth.
  • In a separate bowl, add the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Whisk to combine.
  • Add the dry ingredients into the large bowl of wet ingredients and stir until just combined.
  • Mix in the grated carrots, grated apple, raisins, walnuts/pecans and shredded coconut.
  • Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin tins, filling almost right to the top of the liner.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.


  • How to Store: These muffins will keep at room temperature for about 3 days. It's best to keep them either in the fridge or freeze them right away. 
  • Freezing Instructions: These freeze well. Store in an airtight container and thaw in the fridge overnight. Keeps well for up to 3-months.


Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 287mg | Potassium: 195mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 1967IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 2mg