Raisin Bran Muffins

A classic raisin bran muffin that just crumbles with goodness. Delicious served warm with a knob of butter.

Raisin Bran Muffins

12 muffins
  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 18 minutes

  • Ingredients
  • 85 g (3 oz) bran (2 cups)
  • 85 g (3 oz) plain flour/cake and pastry flour (⅓ cup)
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda/baking soda
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg, large (U.K.)/extra large (N.A.)
  • 115 g (4 oz) soft brown sugar (½ cup + 1 tbsp)
  • 55 ml (2 fl oz) flavourless oil (e.g. groundnut, peanut, not olive oil) (¼ cup)
  • 225 ml (8 fl oz) buttermilk* (1 cup)
  • 2 tbsp treacle/unsulphured molasses
  • 85 g (3 oz) raisins (⅔ cup)


  • *If you haven’t any buttermilk, stir 2 tablespoons of lemon juice into 225 ml (8 fl oz) (1 cup) full fat/whole milk and leave for 15 minutes to thicken up.


  • You will also need a 12-hole muffin tray lined with paper baking cups.

  • Method
  • Preheat the oven to 190° (375°F) (gas 5)

  • Mix together the bran, flour, soda, and baking powder in a large bowl.

  • In a separate bowl, using a ballon whisk, mix the egg and sugar together.

  • Then stir in the oil, buttermilk, and treacle one at a time. The mixture needs to be thoroughly combined and stirring the ingredients in separately makes this quick. You do not want to over mix.

  • Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir to combine.

  • Finally stir through the raisins until evenly distributed.

  • Now fill the paper baking cups using an ice cream scoop. Bake for 18 minutes until the tops feel firm to the touch. Transfer the muffins to a wire rack to cool.

  • Delicious served warm, cut in half, with a knob of butter.
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Updated: February 8, 2020

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