Apple Bran Cheddar Muffins

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  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    35 m
Recipe by  Holly

“Cheesy, applely bran muffins that make a great breakfast or afternoon snack.”

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Original recipe yields 1 dozen



  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease one 12-cup muffin tin or line with paper liners.
  2. Combine the bran cereal, milk and apples. Mix well. Beat in the vegetable oil and egg.
  3. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and brown sugar. Make a well in the center and stir in the wet mixture. Add the shredded cheese and mix enough until just moistened. Scoop the batter into the prepared pans.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 15 to 20 minutes.

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This is a good recipe that just needs a few adjustments. First, the batter is too dry and reduced flour or extra milk does the trick. Personally, as the recipe stands I think there is no point in adding cheddar, as it is drowned out by the cinnamon and brown sugar. If you want afternoon apple bran cheddar muffins, reduce the cinnamon and sugar, and increase the amount of cheddar. If you sweet apple cinnamon bran muffins, leave out the cheddar... Thanks for this recipe, its a great place to start and ends up with many potential great outcomes!!!



I couldn't believe the instructions said to "pour" the batter into the muffin tins -- it was so dry I had to add almost a cup of milk. The result was tasteless and bland. I threw out 11 of the 12 muffins and will not be trying this one again.



Wonderfully different and delicious with a few changes (they def need more liquid!), similar to what the first reviewer wrote. I used 1 cup milk, shredded the apple, used 2/3 cup melted real butter instead of the veg oil, used 1 cup whole wheat and 1/2 cup white flour (instead of all white), 1 cup cheddar and added about 2/3 cup of chopped walnuts. With all of these changes, it made too much for one batch, so I split it in 2 batches. My boyfriend and I LOVE them and these will definitely be made again! Mmmmm!

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Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 166 cal
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 7.6 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs
  • 22 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 281 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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