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Best Healthy Bran Muffin (nut-free, lunchbox friendly, meal prep!)

  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


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  • 1 1/2 cup bran cereal*
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 10 Medjool dates pitted
  • 2 tbsp honey (or maple syrup)
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 free-range eggs
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yoghurt


  1. Preheat oven to 190c/375f.
  2. Mix bran with one cup of very hot or boiling water. Set aside.
  3. Combine dry ingredients including flour, baking powder, cinnamon and 1/8 teaspoon of salt
  4. In a food processor, add dates, two tablespoons of boiling water, vanilla, eggs, yoghurt and oil. Blitz until smooth (there will still be specks from the dates, that’s OK).
  5. Pour mixture into the bran bowl. Add flour. Mix all ingredients. Add crushed nuts if you like. Spoon mix evenly into a greased muffin tray. Bake for 18-22 minutes.


My best healthy bran muffin are a new healthy snack idea and they’re seriously great for lunchboxes as they’re nut-free. Make a batch of this bran muffin recipe ahead of a busy week for healthy meal prep.

  • *For the bran cereal, I just used Homebrand bran sticks. You can also use something like All-Bran cereal.
  • You’ll need a muffin tray for this recipe.
  • You can add 1/2 cup of crushed nuts like pecans if you like. Skip if these muffins are for school lunchboxes.
  • These will healthy bran muffins freeze well. Or you can store them in an air-tight container for up to 3 days.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins

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