Dairy Farmers of Canada

Discover the Best Blueberry Bran Muffins

Our dietitians' favourite

Embark on a culinary journey with our classic 2004 Milk Calendar recipe. These Blueberry Bran Muffins offer a delightful taste, combining the wholesomeness of bran with the juiciness of fresh blueberries. Perfect for breakfast or a nutritious snack, this recipe is a testament to Canadian goodness in every bite

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cooking: 25 min - 30 min
Yields 12 muffins
Two blueberry bran muffins in paper liners on a white plate, with fresh blueberries scattered around, on a white textured tablecloth.


  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) bran cereal (i.e. All-Bran or 100 % Bran)
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) Milk soured* or buttermilk*
  • 2 cups (500 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) baking powder
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) brown sugar packed
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) fancy molasses
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) butter melted
  • 2 cups (500 mL) frozen blueberries or fresh blueberries
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Preheat oven to 375 °F (190 °C). Lightly butter or spray 12 nonstick muffin pans or line with paper baking cups.

In large bowl, combine cereal with milk; let stand for 10 min. In separate large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Whisk brown sugar, egg, molasses and butter into cereal mixture; pour over dry ingredients and sprinkle with blueberries. Stir just until moistened.

Spoon into prepared muffin pan. Bake for 25 to 30 min or until tops are firm to the touch.


Moist, tasty and bursting with blueberries - these muffins are a healthy start to the day with a glass of milk.
Christine Cushing

*You can replace buttermilk by sour milk or yogourt. To make sour milk, add 1 tbsp (15 mL) of white vinegar to 1 cup (250 mL) milk.

If using frozen blueberries, do not thaw before adding to muffins in order to prevent the blue colour from discolouring the batter.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 217 Calories
Protein: 5 g
Carbohydrate: 40 g
Fat: 5 g
Fibre: 4.1 g
Sodium: 372 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 9 % / 96 mg
Folate: 16 %
Iron: 20 %
Magnesium: 26 %
Thiamin: 24 %