Blueberry Wheat Bran Muffins

I love muffins. Who doesn’t love muffins? Do you favor the top of the muffin or the bottom? I’m a fan of the top.

Does anyone prefer the bottom?

These muffins are hearty because of the whole wheat flour and wheat bran. They’ll leave you feeling full and satisfied–a great way to start the day or get you through those mid-afternoon blues. Plus they are easily adapted. Don’t have blueberries? Throw in some blackberries or raspberries. Chopped apples would be great this time of year too!

Do your thing.




Blueberry Wheat Bran Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Blueberry wheat bran muffins are a healthy and quick breakfast.


  • 1 and 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2/3 cup wheat bran
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 and 1/2 cups blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line 12 muffin cups.
  2. Whisk dry ingredients in a medium bowl, set aside.
  3. Using a mixer, beat butter and sugar on high until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined. With mixer on low, alternate adding flour and buttermilk (about half of each at a time). Fold in berries.
  4. Divide into prepared muffin cups and sprinkle tops with turbinado sugar. Bake for 20-25 minutes, rotating halfway through.

I used frozen blueberries, straight out of the freezer!

Verdict: So good! I love the subtle texture from the wheat bran and the whole wheat flour..and then the nice crunch from the sugar on the top.
Husband’s take: He swore these were the best muffins he ever tasted. Seriously! E of course scarfed them down too–they have “blue blues!” in them.
Changes I would make: None are necessary. You could easily substitute any berry you wanted, though.
Difficulty: Easy.




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  1. Love all of the wheat goodness in these!!

  2. You know I’d have to split a batch of these… half blueberry and have apple. Oh yummmmm.

  3. These look great and I bet my kiddos would love them too!

  4. Love how adaptable these are! A perfect breakfast!

  5. I am a huge fan of any muffin – these look great. I love the wheat bran in them!

  6. I wish I had wheat bran so I could make these now. They look amazing!

  7. Muffin tops are the best! (Apart from on me obviously…)

    Love how these are just bursting with blueberries and have all those healthy ingredients too.

  8. These sound really good. I may have to set aside my usual blueberry muffin recipe and give these a try. I like that they’re whole wheat, with the bran, and also with buttermilk for a little tang. Yum!

  9. I love all of the good for you things in these muffins! What a great way to start the day!!

  10. These sound great, love all the wheat goodness!

  11. I like the top, but the bottom is a-ok in my book, too! These look good… I <3 bran muffins!

  12. Pretty sure everyone prefers the tops of muffins! I love how packed with blueberries these are πŸ™‚

  13. I’m a muffin top girl too. They look like a great, healthy breakfast.

  14. i love muffins AND i love bran (which i always feel strange saying, because it makes me sound like a fiber-loving weirdo), so these are right up my alley. YUM!

  15. perfect I have a few bags of frozen blueberries I need to use up!!

  16. These sound great! I’m definitely the biggest fan of the top of the muffin. I always overfill my liners to make sure an ample amount of batter overflows for extra toppage. Not the most attractive thing ever, but totally delicious! πŸ˜‰

  17. Hi Rachel! These muffins look so scrumptious! I can’t get enough of that last picture. Amazing… πŸ™‚

  18. I haven’t made muffins in so long! Now I am itching to make some πŸ™‚

  19. Muffin tops all the way! Though, this one looks so good, I will happily eat the whole thing!

  20. Hi Rachel!! So funny, just last weekend I was chatting with my friend about finding the perfect blueberry muffin recipe. One that is relatively healthy at that. You never cease to amaze me! i want to jump right through the screen and eat one with my morning coffee today. πŸ™‚

  21. What a great looking breakfast or snack!

  22. This is one goooood lookin’ muffin! Blueberry muffins are my fave and these look super delish πŸ™‚

  23. Love these! They look pretty and I totally think apple would be fantastic as well. (Yes, I know you already said that, you’re a genius.)

  24. I can never have enough blueberry muffin recipes under my belt. I love this one! Pinning!

  25. blueberry muffins are classic. Yours look lovely! I love the blue hue in the center instead of the normal purple I get.

  26. These look so soft and fluffy and bursting with good things! Yum! How ARE YOU?!!! Hope the little one is doing great. She’s such a cutie!

  27. My girls LOVE muffins for their breakfast… totally making these! Xo

  28. any idea what the calorie content is for these yummy muffins?

    • Nope, sorry Renee, I don’t calculate the calories for my recipes. I believe there are some online tools that you could enter the recipe into to calculate nutritional information. These muffins do have a fair amount of butter in them, so although they are good for you in the whole grains department, they aren’t necessarily low-fat.

  29. Made these muffins for breakfast this morning (found through google search or maybe pinterest)…They were delicious!! My husband said this is definitely a make-again recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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