Delicious Coffee Bran Muffins to Start Your Day Right

Attention coffee and muffin lovers! Have you ever found yourself at a loss for what to snack on during the day? Do you find yourself reaching for sugary treats that leave you feeling unsatisfied? Fear not, for I have just the recipe for you – Coffee Bran Muffins!

These muffins are an excellent source of fiber and energy, making them the perfect snack to get you through a busy day. Plus, with the added caffeine from the brewed coffee, these muffins are just what you need to boost your productivity levels.

If you’re a fan of the classic bran muffin, this easy recipe is an exciting twist on an old favorite. With molasses and raisins for sweetness and a hint of orange zest for freshness, these muffins will tantalize your taste buds and leave you wanting more.

As a barista with a passion for baking, I can assure you that these muffins will be your new go-to snack. So grab your apron and preheat your oven because we’re about to embark on one tasty adventure with our coffee bran muffins recipe!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Coffee Bran Muffins
Coffee Bran Muffins

If you’re a fan of bran muffins, then this recipe is definitely one for the books. But, even if you’re not a huge fan of the classic breakfast pastry, I can guarantee that these Coffee Bran Muffins will make you a convert.

So, without further ado, let me tell you why you’ll absolutely love this recipe.

Firstly, and most importantly, the taste is out of this world. These muffins are the perfect blend of sweet and savory thanks to the addition of dark corn syrup, honey, and a cup of brewed coffee. The molasses gives them a rich depth of flavor, while the raisins add a chewy texture that keeps things interesting with every bite.

But it’s not just the taste that makes these muffins so wonderful – it’s also how healthy they are. Unlike other muffins that are packed with sugar and preservatives, these Coffee Bran Muffins are made with wholesome ingredients like all-purpose flour, bran cereal, and oat bran flakes. They’re perfect for anyone looking to start their day off with a healthy breakfast that will keep them fueled until lunchtime.

And if that’s not enough to convince you to try these Muffins out for yourself, then consider this: they’re also incredibly easy to make. With just one bowl and simple instructions to follow, you’ll have a fresh batch of homemade muffins in no time.

So there you have it – three great reasons why you simply must try out this recipe for yourself. So head on over to your kitchen and start baking up a batch of these amazing Coffee Bran Muffins today!

Ingredient List

 Mouth-watering Coffee Bran Muffins loaded with whole grains and rich coffee flavor.
Mouth-watering Coffee Bran Muffins loaded with whole grains and rich coffee flavor.

Here’s what you need to make these delicious coffee bran muffins:
Ingredients 1

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups bran cereal
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Ingredients 2

  • 1 cup brewed coffee
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup wheat bran
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest

These ingredients combine into one powerful recipe that creates the most amazing coffee bran muffins. Make sure to get all the specified ingredients in order to have the best results possible. Also, don’t forget to check out the substitution section if you lack any of the specified ingredients.

The Recipe How-To

 A delightful breakfast treat that will bring warmth and comfort to your mornings.
A delightful breakfast treat that will bring warmth and comfort to your mornings.

Now that you have gathered all the ingredients for these coffee bran muffins, let’s start baking!

Step 1: Preheat oven and prepare muffin tin

Preheat your oven to 400°F. Line a standard muffin tin with paper liners or grease generously.

Step 2: Mix dry ingredients in a bowl

In a large bowl, whisk together 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 3/4 cup of wheat bran, 3/4 cup of oat bran, 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of baking powder and 1 teaspoon of baking soda.

Step 3: Mix wet ingredients in another bowl

In another bowl, combine 1 cup brewed coffee, 1/2 cup melted butter, 1 egg, and 1 cup buttermilk. Whisk well until fully combined.

Step 4: Combine wet and dry ingredients

Pour the wet mixture over the dry mixture and stir gently until just combined. Do not overmix! Then, fold in 1/2 cup raisins.

Step 5: Bake the muffins

Fill each muffin liner 3/4 full with batter. Bake the muffins for about 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown and baked through. To check if they are ready insert a toothpick into the center of one muffin; it should come out clean when removed.

Step 6: Cool and Serve

Remove from oven and let them cool for at least 5 minutes in pan before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Enjoy these caffeine-filled delights warm with some butter or honey. These coffee bran muffins will be perfect to kickstart your day or as a mid-day pick-me-up snack!

Substitutions and Variations

 Packed with fiber and protein, these muffins make the perfect grab-and-go snack.
Packed with fiber and protein, these muffins make the perfect grab-and-go snack.

If you’re feeling creative or simply don’t have all the ingredients on hand, you can still make this delicious recipe with a few substitutions and variations. Here are some ideas that might inspire you:

– Instead of raisins, try adding chopped dried apricots, cranberries, or cherries for a fruity twist.

– If you prefer a lighter version of this recipe, replace the butter with margarine or vegetable oil.

– For a sweeter taste, use dark corn syrup instead of molasses or honey.

– You may also substitute buttermilk with whole milk, almond milk, or soy milk if desired.

– If you want a gluten-free version of this recipe, substitute all-purpose flour with gluten-free all-purpose flour.

– Add orange zest to give these muffins a fresh citrus flavor.

– For a more indulgent variation of the recipe, add chocolate chips or chopped nuts.

Remember, experimentation is key to finding your perfect variation. Don’t be afraid to substitute and mix ingredients as long as you maintain the quantity ratios. Have fun and let your creativity flow!

Serving and Pairing

 Delicious and easy to make, these muffins are perfect for coffee and tea lovers alike.
Delicious and easy to make, these muffins are perfect for coffee and tea lovers alike.

Once you’ve baked the perfect batch of coffee bran muffins, it’s time to think about how to serve and pair them. These muffins are incredibly versatile and can be enjoyed in a variety of ways.

One of my favorite ways to enjoy these muffins is by pairing them with a hot cup of coffee. The coffee flavor complements the nutty taste of the muffins perfectly, making for a satisfying breakfast or mid-morning snack. You can choose to have your coffee black or add a little cream and sugar to it. Either way, your taste buds will thank you.

If you prefer something a little sweeter, try serving these muffins with a dollop of whipped cream and a drizzle of honey. The sweetness of the honey pairs perfectly with the nutty taste of the bran, creating an irresistible combination.

For a more savory pairing, smear some butter or margarine on top of each muffin while they’re still warm. The rich and creamy taste will melt into the muffin, creating an indulgent treat that will satisfy even the most intense cravings.

And for those who want to add a little freshness to their bran muffins, try pairing them with fresh fruit like bananas, blueberries or strawberries. The sweetness of the fruit will complement the nuttiness of the bran, creating a perfect balance for your taste buds.

In conclusion, these coffee bran muffins are so versatile that they can be paired with almost anything, from sweet to savory options. However you decide to enjoy them, don’t forget to savor each bite as these muffins are both nutritious and delicious.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 With a crunchy and flavorful bran topping, these muffins are a must-try.
With a crunchy and flavorful bran topping, these muffins are a must-try.

The best thing about these coffee bran muffins is their versatility! You can make them ahead of time, store them properly and reheat whenever you fancy a warm and hearty breakfast.

To make these muffins ahead of time, simply follow the steps in the recipe how-to section and let them cool completely before storing. Once cooled, store them in an airtight container and place them in the refrigerator for up to four days. If you decide to store them in the freezer, be sure to let them cool completely then place them in a resealable freezer bag. Keep in mind that these muffins can last up to two months in the freezer.

When it comes to reheating, there are a few methods you can choose based on your personal preference. One option is microwaving for 10-15 seconds on high power, which will give you a warm and moist muffin. Another option is reheating it in the oven at 350°F (180°C) for 5-7 minutes or until heated through. I personally recommend reheating in the oven because it gives you a crispy top while keeping the inside moist and fluffy.

These coffee bran muffins are perfect for busy mornings when you don’t have time to prepare breakfast from scratch. You can grab one straight from the fridge or freezer and enjoy it as is or toasted with some butter or jam. This make-ahead feature makes this recipe ideal for meal prepping or preparing breakfast for large groups of people. Plus, it’s a fantastic way to ensure that your morning routine starts off on the right foot with a delicious and nutritious bran muffin!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Perfectly baked to golden brown perfection, these muffins will make your taste buds dance.
Perfectly baked to golden brown perfection, these muffins will make your taste buds dance.

Want to make sure your coffee bran muffins turn out just right? Here are a few tips to help you achieve perfect results every time!

First, when measuring out your ingredients, be sure to follow the recipe instructions carefully. Use a measuring cup for liquids and a measuring spoon for dry ingredients like baking soda and baking powder. Measuring by weight is even more accurate if you have a scale, so consider investing in one if you’re serious about mastering this recipe.

Next, don’t overmix the batter. Mix just until the ingredients are combined; overmixing can result in tough muffins. If you’re adding raisins or other mix-ins, fold them in gently at the end.

When it comes to baking, use a preheated oven set to the temperature specified in the recipe. The oven should be heated to avoid uneven cooking or poor rising of your muffins.

Additionally, keep an eye on your muffins as they bake — everyone’s oven is different, so while the recipe may give you a suggested time frame, it’s always best to check them early than having burnt muffins later. Don’t be afraid to use skewers or toothpicks when testing for doneness before removing them from the oven.

Finally, let your muffins cool completely before trying to remove them from the pan. This will allow them to set and break apart less often. Remember that they will continue to cook a little as cooled — so don’t overbake otherwise the crust will become too hard!

By following these tips along with the recipe instructions, your coffee bran muffins will turn out perfectly! Enjoy delightfully textured muffins that would make any coffee shop jealous!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this coffee bran muffins recipe is a delectable treat that’s both easy to make and nutritious. That’s because it’s packed with fiber-rich bran cereal and oat bran, which makes for a healthy and filling breakfast or mid-day snack. What’s more, the warm aroma of coffee in these muffins combined with the sweet notes of honey, maple syrup, or figs makes it an ideal choice for coffee shop aficionados.

So the next time you’re craving something yummy and healthy, give this recipe a try – whether you want to start your day on the right foot or enjoy an afternoon tea break. You can tweak it to match your taste buds by adding raisins or molasses, wheat bran flakes, banana or blueberry or orange zest. The variety is endless!

Ultimately, there’s no denying that this muffin recipe is so versatile and delicious that it will win over even the pickiest eaters. So why not give it a go? You’ll be amazed at how incredibly rich and moist these muffins are while remaining light and fluffy at the same time.

Trust me, as a barista, I know what it takes to create something spectacular out of basic ingredients – just like the magic we create from coffee beans. This easy recipe is one such trick you can come back to again and again!

Coffee Bran Muffins

Coffee Bran Muffins Recipe

In ‘Maxwell House Coffee Drinks & Desserts Cookbook’ by Barbara Albright
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast/Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 197.7 kcal


  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups 100% all-bran cereal
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter or 1/4 cup margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup room temperature brewed strong coffee
  • 1/4 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup raisins


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Lightly butter 12 muffin pan cups (or line them with paper cups).
  • Mix the flour and baking soda in a small bowl.
  • Stir the cereal and buttermilk in another bowl; let stand for 5 minutes.
  • Beat the sugar and butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer set on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  • Add the coffee, corn syrup, and egg and beat until smooth.
  • Stir in the flour and cereal mixtures just until moistened (the batter will be lumpy).
  • Stir in the raisins.
  • Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling each cup two-thirds full.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until a pick inserted in the center of one muffin comes out clean.
  • Remove the pan to wire rack and cool for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the muffins from the pan and cool completely on the wire rack.
  • Serve warm.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 1026gCalories: 197.7kcalCarbohydrates: 38.2gProtein: 4gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2.8gCholesterol: 26.5mgSodium: 198.3mgFiber: 3gSugar: 17.8g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Breads, Breakfast, Healthy, Oven, Quick Breads
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