• Serves 12
  • Makes 12
  • 30 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 12 Ingredients
May 14, 2020


All Bran Muffins are the perfect addition to your baking staples list!

They not only taste amazing but they are filled with the goodness of All Bran – a cereal that is jam packed with fibre that’s just so good for you!

‘You get your kids to eat All Bran?’ I hear you say.

To be honest, I never could get them to eat All Bran as a cereal.  And the first time I made my version of All Bran Muffins, the kids all refused to try them.  They thought they’d be bland, boring and way too ‘healthy tasting’.

So the batch of muffins sat on the kitchen bench for a half hour untouched. Then a bunch of my kids’ friends dropped in for a play date.  I offered them a muffin with a little butter and they all say yes.  2 minutes later they were scoffed.  My kids even jumped on the ‘We love All Bran’ bandwagon because their friends were there!

To this day, we make these regularly. This particular All Bran Muffin recipe includes dates and walnuts (because I love dates and am a bit obsessed with the crunch of nuts). If you are not a fan of dates or walnuts, feel free to omit from the recipe.  You might like to replace with berries, currants, sultanas or keep your muffins plain.

How long has All Bran actually been around?

All Bran has been available as a cereal since 1929. All Bran has been looking after the digestive health of Australians since 1929. With 42% of your daily fibre intake in one bowl, it’s the easy way to help get the fibre you need to look after your digestive health. Add seasonal fruit and reduced fat yoghurt for a twist on an old favourite.

Or of course, you could get your daily fibre from an All Bran Muffin using our recipe!

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Ingredients (serves 12 | makes 12 Muffins)

  • 2 cups Bran Cereal (any brand will do)
  • 1.25 cups Milk
  • 2 tbsps Bertolli Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil Fruity Taste
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 75g Butter
  • 1.25 cups Self Raising Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Walnuts
  • 4 large Fresh Dates, deseeded and chopped


  1. Place the milk, olive oil and butter into a bowl and heat in a saucepan or microwave until the butter has melted. Add the bran cereal and allow to sit and cool. This will allow the bran cereal to soften.
  2. Into another bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar together. Add the walnuts and dates and mix thoroughly to ensure the date pieces are all separated.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla paste to the All Bran/Milk mixture and mix well with a wooden spoon.
  4. Add the dry mixture to the All Bran mixture and mix with spoon/spatula until just combined.
  5. Spray the muffin tray with olive oil and dust with flour to ensure no sticking. Divide the batter evenly between the 12 muffin cups and sprinkle a little brown sugar over the top.
  6. Heat the oven to 200.C While the oven is preheating, allow the batter in the muffin tray to rest. Place muffin tray in the centre of the oven and cook for 10 minutes. Rotate the tray and cook for a further 5 - 8 minutes or until a wooden skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  7. Once cooked, allow to cool for a few minutes before turning out of the muffin tray. Sprinkle with a little extra brown sugar and walnuts if desired and serve warm with a knob of butter.

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  Winter Salad with Garlic Aioli_Bertolli Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil_Product Shot We used Bertolli Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil in this recipe and couldn't be more excited about the flavour this oil brings to the recipe. Bertolli is the world’s no. 1 olive oil brand. Bertolli Organic is a range of extra virgin olive oils from organically grown olives. There are three flavour intensities so you can enjoy extra virgin with any dish; Gentile with a mellow, rounded flavour that goes well with white fish and other light flavours, Fruity with a fruity note that works well in dressings, marinades or for bread dipping and Robusto which pairs well with red meat or when roasting or BBQing. Bertolli Organic extra virgin olive oil contains just crushed olives, nothing else.  Extra virgin olive oil is rich in antioxidants. The Bertolli Organic range carry the Australian Certified Organic logo. Bertolli Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil is available at Woolworths and selected IGA stores nationally.
  • YUM! I love dates and these sound like awesome savoury muffins!


  • Ooh, I really love this as a new muffin option to try.


  • Hubby would love these as a lunch box addition, always keen on more bran. Thank you!


  • Great treat for a healthy snack


  • Great idea for those on the run. I am not a huge fan of dates. I wonder if I could substitute it for something else.


  • These sound awesome as a breakfast treat


  • These sound like a yummy snack!


  • sounds like it might be a great recess if I omit the walnuts or leave them in and just enjoy at home.


  • It sounds good.. Never used bran before


  • I honestly never thought to try adding all bran to baking before. Thanks for the idea. A great source of fibre.


  • Now these are the muffins that might work to keep me regular! Love the ingredients.


  • One of the better recipes I have read for muffins. They are usually not as healthy as this one sounds. Thanks so much for sharing.


  • Always looking for healthy muffins. These look great!


  • Desperately need to make these for my kids. Looks incredible


  • I have all these ingredients in my cupboard except for the dates. My family doesn’t like them so I wonder what I could use in place of them?


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