Fruit & Seed Bran Muffins Fruit & Seed Bran Muffins

Photography: Stacey Brandford | Food styling: Michael Elliott/ | Prop styling: Renée Drexler/Geary House

Packed with tasty fruit and good-for-you seeds, this all-bran muffin is a great start to the day or perfect as an on-the-go snack. 

  • Prep time 25 minutes
  • Total time 55 minutes
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine



Preheat oven to 375°F. Mist 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray or line with paper liners.

In bowl, stir together wheat bran, buttermilk and baking soda; let stand for 10 minutes. 

Meanwhile, in large bowl, combine cranberries, dates, pepitas and sunflower seeds; reserve 1/2 cup in small bowl. Add flour, baking powder and salt to remaining fruit mixture; stir to combine. 

In bowl, whisk together egg, oil, brown sugar, maple syrup, orange zest and vanilla. Stir egg mixture into wheat bran mixture; stir into flour mixture just until combined.

Divide batter among prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle reserved 1/2 cup fruit mixture over top. Bake until tops are golden brown and cake tester inserted in centres comes out clean, 18 to 20 minutes. Let cool in pan on rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan; let cool completely. 

Makes 12 muffins.

Nutritional facts PER MUFFIN: about

  • Fibre 4 g
  • Sodium 286 mg
  • Sugars 21 g
  • Protein 6 g
  • Calories 277
  • Total fat 14 g
  • Potassium 257 mg
  • Cholesterol 17 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 36 g


  • Iron 14
  • Folate 18
  • Calcium 8
  • Vitamin A 1
  • Vitamin C 1
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