Bran Muffins Your KIDS Will Actually Eat

These bran muffins are insanely moist and totally addictive. And best of all, your kids will actually eat them (and if they’re like my 3-year-old nephew… they’ll ask for them, repeatedly on a loop). Unheard of, right?


1 cup wheat bran
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup softened butter (my mom always used Crisco)
1 1/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 1/2 cup flour
2 1/2 tsp baking soda
2 cups bran cereal
2 cup buttermilk


1. Pour boiling water over wheat bran and set aside.
2. Whip butter and sugar in mixing bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and mix slowly to incorporate.
3. Mix in the bran/water mixture until combined.
4. Bake in preheated 400 degree oven for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown.
5. The batter keeps in the refrigerated for 7-10 days. The muffins freeze well.

Meg is a Co-Founder of What's Up Moms and the mom to three kids (12, 10 and 7). She wishes her kids asked for caramelized brussel sprouts and wild salmon salad every night. But most of the time, you'll find her whipping up a kid-friendly pasta or a sweet treat with a healthy twist. Her motto is: everything in moderation... except coffee. Find her on Instagram @madewithmeg. {{Privy:Embed campaign=591322}}