Carrot and Bran Muffins

Carrot and Bran Muffins

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total: 30 min
  • Serving: Makes 12 muffins

Finely grated carrots give these muffins some additional sweetness while keeping them moist and delicious.


  • 1-1/4 cup soft whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup oat bran
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 1-1/2 cups finely grated carrot
  • 1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup coconut shavings
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 extra-large egg


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. Place the flour, wheat, sugar, baking powder, salt, ginger, lemon zest, carrot, cranberries and coconut into a large bowl and stir well to combine.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, oil and egg until thoroughly blended, and then transfer to the bowl with the dry ingredients. Stir the mixture until combined and then pour the batter into the prepared muffin tin. Bake the muffins for 20 minutes, or until the top of a muffin springs back when gently pressed. Le the muffins cool for 5 minutes prior to serving.


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