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Gluten Free Bran Muffins

Gluten Free Bran Muffins – A Nostalgic Treat with a Healthy Twist

If you’re on a gluten-free journey but miss the classic taste of bran muffins, you’re in for a treat! These gluten-free bran muffins are crafted with gluten-free oat bran and 1:1 gluten-free flour, ensuring they deliver the nostalgic flavor you remember, without the gluten.

The Perfect Blend of Ingredients

These gluten free bran muffins are a healthier take on the traditional recipe. By incorporating applesauce and pureed raisins, I’ve managed to replace some of the sugar and fat, resulting in a moist, sweet muffin that’s not only delicious but also better for you. The applesauce adds a subtle natural sweetness and moisture, while the pureed raisins provide an additional depth of flavor and natural sugars.

Why You’ll Love These Muffins

  1. Nostalgic Flavor: These muffins taste just like the bran muffins you remember from your pre-gluten-free days. The use of gluten-free oat bran and flour blend ensures that the texture and taste are spot-on.
  2. Healthier Ingredients: By substituting part of the sugar and fat with applesauce and pureed raisins, these muffins are lower in calories and fat, making them a guilt-free treat.
  3. Perfect Sweetness: The natural sweetness from the applesauce and raisins means these muffins are perfectly sweet without being overpowering.

Gluten-Free Bran Muffins

Course: Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine: American, English
Keyword: bran muffin, muffin
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Resting Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 16 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 215 kcal
Author: Alina Eisenhauer


  • 140 g raisins
  • 250 g unsweetened applesauce
  • 100 g eggs approximately 2 large eggs
  • 56 g neutral oil I like avocado
  • 30 g molasses
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 175 g gluten free oat bran
  • 175 g 1:1 gluten-free flour blend
  • 100 g maple sugar coconut sugar, or dark brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Prepare Raisins
  2. Pour 1 cup of hot water over the raisins and let them sit for 15 minutes to plump. Strain the water out. Divide into two equal portions.
  3. In a food processor or blender, combine the applesauce, sugar, molasses, oil, eggs, vanilla extract, and half of the drained raisins. Blend until well combined. Alternatively, you can use a large bowl with an immersion (stick) blender.
  4. Add the oat bran and the remaining raisins to the blended mixture. Mix well and let the batter rest for 15 minutes.
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk together the gluten-free flour blend, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  6. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture and fold in by hand until completely mixed.
  7. Evenly divide the batter between 12 paper-lined muffin cups. Let the filled muffin tin rest while the oven preheats, for 20-30 minutes.
  8. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  9. Bake the muffins in the preheated oven until they are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 15 to 18 minutes.
  10. Allow the muffins to cool in the tin for a few minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  11. Enjoy your gluten-free bran muffins as a healthy breakfast or snack. Store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or freeze for longer storage.
Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Bran Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 215 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 0.003g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 207mg9%
Potassium 333mg10%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 51IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 67mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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