Fry Bran Muffins with a Crunchy Top

Bran Muffins with a Crunchy Top are the perfect grab n’ go breakfast muffin. The perfect muffin to start your busy day. Add a banana, lo-cal yogurt and some juice and you have a delicious fast and easy breakfast. A breakfast that you can even eat in the car on your way to work. One that will get you through the morning and straight to lunchtime. Make up batch on Sunday evening and you’ll have muffins for the whole week ahead.

Bran Flakes

I found this recipe on the back of a box of bran flakes many years ago and have been making this recipe ever since. The muffins are made with bran flakes, golden raisins and buttermilk. The ‘crunchy top’ is made with crushed bran flakes, brown sugar and melted butter. This mixture is then sprinkled on the tops of the muffin batter before baking. The end result is a super moist, raisin studded muffin with a delicious crunchy top.


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Recipe Tip:

To ensure even baking of muffins, fill any empty muffin cups with a 1/4 cup of water. Bake muffins as usual, this will ensure even baking. To add even more flavor to these already yummy muffins, add a 1/2 shredded apple, carrot or zucchini to the batter before baking. Hungry for more breakfast recipes? Here’s one you have got to try. Cinnamon Knots Simply Good


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Bran Muffins with a Crunchy Top

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  • 1 3/4 cups bran flakes cereal
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • Crunchy Topping:
  • 3/4 cup bran flakes cereal, crushed to 1/3 cup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted


  • Preheat oven to 400º Grease or paper-line 10 to 12 muffin cups.
  • Combine cereal, buttermilk, egg and oil in a bowl. Let stand for 10 minutes, stir to break up cereal. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and cinnamon in separate bowl.
  • Add cereal mixture all at once to flour mixture, stirring just until combined. (Batter will be thick) Fold in raisins.
  • Divide batter between 10 to 12 muffin cups.
  • Make crunchy topping
  • Combine crushed bran flakes, brown sugar and melted butter.
  • Divide evenly among muffin cups.
  • Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
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