Bran Muffins

I have been craving some good, healthy, tasty, gluten-free Bran Muffins for quite some time. Finally, thanks to flaxmania (I’m on a string of flax recipes this week) here it is.

My friend Chris was one of my guinea pigs for this baking endeavor.  She took a flax muffin home from my house one day and ate it the next for breakfast.  Later, I received a phone call from her requesting this recipe.  I take that as a good sign since she does not have food restrictions.

Bran Muffins

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  • In a large bowl combine almond flour, flax meal, baking soda and salt
  • In a vitamix blend dates, eggs, olive oil and water on high speed until very smooth
  • Mix wet ingredients into dry, then stir in sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and raisins
  • Spoon batter into lined muffin pan
  • Bake at 350°F for 20-25 minutes
  • Cool and serve
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
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90 responses to “Bran Muffins”

  1. Preparing for a surgery that calls for a high fiber diet during recovery. Any idea how much fiber is in these? And, thank you so much for all your work and experimentation!

  2. Servings Per Recipe: 12
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories: 178.2
    Total Fat: 9.5 g
    Cholesterol: 47.8 mg
    Sodium: 19.6 mg
    Total Carbs: 20.6 g
    Dietary Fiber: 3.5 g
    Protein: 5.0 g
    From Spark Recipe Nutrition Calculator

    • Thank you Heather – I calculate nutrition before I make or eat anything. Very kind of you to post your calculations. :-]

  3. Delicious. Didn’t have sesame but had pumpkin seeds, worked great. Also, mine didn’t get nice and dark like the picture, oh well, still magnificent.

    So glad I found this site, just embracing a gluten free lifestyle. Great recipes!

  4. This recipe is so delicious, I can’t wait to make it again! I had to modify it a little since I don’t have a vitamix. I used my food processor and then transferred it to my blender after. It worked really well!

  5. I just made these muffins for the first time and they are AMAZING!!! THANK YOU for sharing the fabulous recipe!!!!! :)

  6. Just gotta say – I LOVE these. Even my somewhat picky 7 year old has eaten several of these. I’ve enjoyed tweaking the recipe, adding cinnamon and molasses one time, stevia another, etc. They taste so wholesome and delicious, just like I remember Grandma’s whole wheat muffins. So great to get something with fiber and deliciousness into my kid.

    I’m sure “can I sub this?” “Can I change that?” gets REALLY old as a blogger. Thanks for putting up with your readers! Love what you do – don’t get discouraged!

  7. I make a double batch of these every few weeks. Store them in the freezer and enjoy daily. The best muffins. I also add dried blueberries and cranberries.

  8. Thanks Elana, I’ve helped to get rid of my hubbie’s heartburn with these baked goods. these look great, I’m going to try them

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