Blackberry Walnut Bran Muffins




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Blackberry Walnut Bran Muffins ~ these moist fruity muffins are full of healthy fiber to satisfy you and keep you satisfied.


Start the week off right, make a batch of bran muffins today.  Here’s another of the many bran muffin variations I make throughout the year.

The blackberries and walnuts make a nice hearty combination.  Freeze any extra muffins to eat later.

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Blackberry Walnut Bran Muffins
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Servings: makes 10 muffins

Blackberry Walnut Bran Muffins

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unprocessed wheat bran
  • 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 2 extra-large eggs
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 6 oz container blackberries, halved or rough chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

  1. Set oven to 350F
  2. Mix the bran with the buttermilk and set aside.
  3. Whisk the dry ingredients in a small bowl to combine and set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the butter and sugar until well mixed. Add in the eggs, one at a time, and the vanilla.
  5. Pour in the bran/buttermilk mixture and stir to combine.
  6. Add the berries and nuts to the wet mixture and stir.
  7. Mix the dry into the wet until just incorporated, don't over mix.
  8. Fill 10 muffin cups and bake at 350 for about 20-25 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
  9. Cool on a rack.

 

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    grace
    May 22, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    these are so stinkin’ good for you, it’s almost like they shouldn’t taste good. i like a win-win muffin!

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    Cathy at Wives with Knives
    May 21, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    What a delicious way to start the day. Just poured my first cup of coffee and would love to bite into one of the beauties.

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    Katie
    May 21, 2012 at 11:42 am

    This sounds like the perfect combination! I love the use of bran flower in these. Your pictures are beautiful too! They drew me right in.

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    The Café Sucré Farine
    May 21, 2012 at 3:55 am

    What a yummy combination. They sound delicious and your photos are very enticing!

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    Claudia
    May 21, 2012 at 12:49 am

    I have muffins on the brain and been making them all week – to the tune of 2 pounds gained. But now – I’m greedy and I want your warm, tender muffins, too.

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    Lizzy
    May 21, 2012 at 1:20 am

    Oh, man, this combo sounds irresistible! I love the idea of adding blackberries to bran muffins…thanks for inspiring me :)

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      Sue/the view from great island
      May 21, 2012 at 3:52 pm

      I’m systematically adding every fruit and nut combination I can think of to bran muffins, just trying to vary them enough that we don’t get sick of them, they’re a staple around here.

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    Mary
    May 20, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    I just might have gasped slightly when I saw that first photo. The colors are incredible! That muffin sounds delicious!

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      Sue/the view from great island
      May 21, 2012 at 3:51 pm

      Thanks, I’ve decided that much as I love to make muffins, they aren’t naturally photogenic, I guess I got lucky with these.

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    Thyme (Sarah)
    May 20, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    LOVE bran muffins. Love them better than soft white flour ones. Hope you are settling in well out there in CA!

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    Gerlinde in Dallas
    May 20, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Your muffins have risen so nicely! I think you mentioned in a previous post that oat flour made for very tender muffins. I need to give these a try soon!

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      Sue/the view from great island
      May 20, 2012 at 9:34 pm

      They did rise really well, it was so satisfying to peek into the oven and see that! The oat flour is a great one to experiment with, I think you’ll love it.

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    dishesanddishes
    May 20, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Yum, these look delicious. I love the combination of wheat bran and oat flour!