Fresh Peach Bran Muffins

Just thought I’d pop in for a quick hello, and offer you a muffin.

I’m still determined to plow through the ridiculous excess of food stacked three layers deep on my shelves. Did I know I had Red River cereal back there? I did not. Nor did I realize I never finished that box of All Bran that I purchased in an impulsive act of grown-up health-consciousness, then ate maybe three bowls of. And if you’ve been hanging around here a lot, you may know that I hate to waste stuff. Especially food.

And so I snooped around at a few cereal-based recipes, and looked up Sue’s not-a-crap-muffin recipe, and made these, and they turned out really well. I imagine they’d work out just fine using any grainy cereal-turned-mush. I added a peach, cut into chunks; you could add blueberries, or raspberries, or fresh apricots. They aren’t too hard-core, in comparison to others in the realm of bran muffins – not overly grainy in the sort of way that makes it seem like it might have come out of a horse.

Fresh Peach Bran Muffins


July 12, 2010

  • Makes: Makes a dozen muffins.


2 cups All Bran cereal

1 3/4 cups buttermilk or plain yogurt, thinned with milk

1/2 cup sugar (white or brown)

1/4 cup canola oil

1 large egg

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. baking soda

pinch salt

1 peach, chopped


1In a large bowl stir together the cereal and buttermilk; let stand for 10 minutes, until soft. Preheat the oven to 375F.

2Stir the sugar, oil and egg into the bran mixture. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and stir until almost combined; add the peach and stir just until blended.

3Divide the batter among 12 muffin cups that have been lined with paper liners or sprayed with nonstick spray. Bake for 25 minutes, until golden and springy to the touch.


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16 comments on “Fresh Peach Bran Muffins

  1. sara
    July 12, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    Mmm, love the look of these muffins! I adore peach muffins, and these look totally fantastic…yum!

  2. the other Al
    July 12, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    “look like they came out of a horse?” HA HA HA HA HA HA
    Having grown up with horses I easily pictured this and at this late hour found that image hilarious! I’m a muffin mavin, so a new tested recipe never goes to waste.
    Plus, I’m notorious for buying healthy cereal that I decide I don’t like after one try and then it sits in the cupboard for months(years?)

  3. Sharlene
    July 13, 2010 at 5:42 am

    Yum peach muffins! And bran muffins always have a funny look about them but the addition of peaches definitely make yours look less “gross.” Can’t wait to try these!

  4. Lori
    July 13, 2010 at 6:22 am

    I have some Red River Cereal in my pantry too. Do you have a muffin recipe for this cereal that doesn’t yield one-ton muffins?

  5. JulieVR
    July 13, 2010 at 6:26 am

    Not yet. I should get back to working on that one!

  6. Aimee
    July 13, 2010 at 7:50 am

    Was just thinking about bran muffins. Funny! Yours looks superb..and peaches? Yum!

  7. Jan @ Family Bites
    July 13, 2010 at 9:12 am

    I can’t wait for peaches to be in season here. These look so delicious.

  8. Pat L
    July 13, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Great! I’ll serve these to my painting class this weekend. Thanks Julie!

  9. Laur
    July 13, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Yay! another great use-up-the-dust-at-the-bottom-of-the-cereal-box recipe!

  10. rea
    July 13, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    that’s a mighty fine photo, Julie.

  11. Lisa
    August 23, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    How can I sign up to follow your blogs

  12. Nicole Boucher
    February 13, 2013 at 5:05 am

    Loved these muffins and made a double batch tonight! Wonderful with peaches and did them with Mango tonight. Added a bit more sugar and a little less baking powder and a little less baking soda.

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