Oat Bran-Applesauce Mini Muffins Recipe

Oat Bran-Applesauce Mini Muffins Recipe

How To Make Oat Bran-Applesauce Mini Muffins

These mini muffins are flavored with applesauce and filled with a healthy combination of oats, flaxseed, and wheat bran for a fiber-filled bite.

Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes



  • vegetable-oil cooking spray
  • 2cupsunsweetened applesauce
  • 2ozdates
  • 1cupwheat bran
  • ½cupbuttermilk,low-fat
  • 1largeegg
  • 2tbsphoney
  • ¾tspfresh ginger,grated
  • ½tspvanilla extract
  • ½cupall-purpose flour
  • 2tbspall-purpose flour
  • 2tbspground flaxseed
  • tspbaking soda
  • ¼tspsalt
  • ¼tspground allspice
  • ¼cupold-fashioned oats
  • 1tbspold-fashioned oats


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat 2 mini-muffin tins with cooking spray. Place applesauce and dates in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring frequently, until mixture is reduced to 1¼ cups. Spread in an even layer on a rimmed baking sheet, and let cool completely.

  2. Transfer to a large bowl, and stir in bran, buttermilk, egg, honey, ginger, and vanilla. Let stand for 10 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, whisk together flour, flaxseed, baking soda, salt, allspice, and ¼ cup oats. Stir into bran mixture.

  4. Spoon batter into prepared tins, filling to the brims. Sprinkle remaining 1 tablespoon oats over muffins. Bake for 21 to 23 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.

  5. Let cool completely in pans on wire racks. (Muffins can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.)


  • Calories: 107.89kcal
  • Fat: 2.40g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.37g
  • Trans Fat: 0.01g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.11g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.75g
  • Carbohydrates: 21.44g
  • Fiber: 3.56g
  • Sugar: 10.43g
  • Protein: 2.99g
  • Cholesterol: 15.91mg
  • Sodium: 185.26mg
  • Calcium: 26.47mg
  • Potassium: 158.71mg
  • Iron: 1.20mg
  • Vitamin A: 8.84µg
  • Vitamin C: 8.76mg
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