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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


  • 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


  • Set oven to 350F
  • Mix the bran with the buttermilk and set aside.
  • Whisk the dry ingredients in a small bowl to combine and set aside.
  • 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.
  • Pour in the bran/buttermilk mixture and stir to combine.
  • Add the berries and nuts to the wet mixture and stir.
  • Mix the dry into the wet until just incorporated, don't over mix.
  • Fill 10 muffin cups and bake at 350 for about 20-25 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool on a rack.


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    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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    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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      Sue/the view from great island
      May 21, 2012 at 4:02 pm

      Thanks Katie, it’s so hard to make a muffin look enticing, but I think the beautiful purple blackberries help.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    May 20, 2012 at 7:13 pm

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