Yogurt Bran Muffin Recipe

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Get all the goodness of a healthy bran muffin recipe in a flavorful package that will make you forget it is healthy with these easy to make yogurt muffins.

Making bran muffins with yogurt gives them extra lightness, flavor and protein perfect for a fuel packed breakfast.

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Small Batch

The recipe as written makes 6 muffins. That’s perfect for a family morning breakfast or a couple of days for a single person. It also makes whipping them up in a morning easy.

Double the recipe to feed a crowd or to save extras for freezing.

Yogurt Choices

The recipe was tested with a plain, regular style yogurt. Not greek or anything very thick. A thicker yogurt might work but results cannot be guaranteed.

A single yogurt bran muffin sitting on a white plate on top of a red and white striped towel.

If you want to use a sweetened or flavored yogurt you might want to skip the additional maple syrup or cut it back otherwise the muffins might be too sweet.

Use full-fat or no-fat yogurt as desired.


I chose maple syrup for these and that provides a wonderful dark, sweetness that matches well with the whole grain of the bran.

Substitute honey if maple syrup isn’t available.

Moist & Fluffy

The liquid to dry ingredient ratio is high leaving you with a light and fluffy muffin that will stay quite moist for several days at room temperature, if kept in a sealed container.

3 yogurt bran muffins sitting on a white plate on top of a red and white striped towel.

Freeze Extras

Because the muffins are so moist and fluffy, they’re excellent candidates for freezing. Double the recipe ingredient to make 12 muffins. Save a few to eat over the course of the next couple of days.

Once the muffins have completely cooled, put them into a plastic bag or other airtight container and put into the freezer. Eat frozen muffins up within 6 months for best flavor.

Simply let the frozen muffins thaw at room temperature before eating.

3 yogurt bran muffins sitting on a white plate.

Yogurt Bran Muffins

Yield: 6 Muffins
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Healthy and lightly sweetened with maple syrup, these yogurt bran muffins are the perfect way to start the day.


  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Cup Plain Yogurt
  • 1/3 Cup Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 Cup Unbleached All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Wheat Bran
  • 3/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Grease a muffin tin.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, wheat bran, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, yogurt, and maple syrup until completely combined.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir just until combined.
  6. Divide the batter equally among 6 muffin cups. They'll be about 3/4 full.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes.
  9. Remove from pan to cool completely on wire rack.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 131Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 327mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 2gSugar: 14gProtein: 5g

I try but cannot guarantee this nutritional information is 100% accurate.

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