All-Time Favorite Bran Muffins (plant-based)

5 from 4 votes
These bran muffins were almost always around on weekends when I was growing up.
My mom would make a fresh batch on Saturday morning and we would snack on them all weekend.
I made a few modifications to make them vegan, but they are just as tasty as the originals.
With a good dose of bran and raisins, this is a healthy muffin choice as well as being an all-time kid favorite!
For today's inspiration, may we find wisdom in the words of E.B. White. Maybe this is why I love spending time at the library!
“A library is a good place to go when you feel unhappy, for there, in a book, you may find encouragement and comfort.
A library is a good place to go when you feel bewildered or undecided, for there, in a book, you may have your question answered.
Books are good company, in sad times and happy times, for books are people – people who have managed to stay alive by hiding between the covers of a book."
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Canadian
Keyword baking, comfort food, kids, muffins


  • 1 cup vegan butter or margarine
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • ½ cup molasses
  • ¾ cup non-dairy yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups soy milk
  • 2 cups bran
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 cups raisins


  • In a blender, mix the margarine, brown sugar, molasses, yogurt, vanilla, and soy milk.
  • In a large bowl, mix the bran, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and raisins.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ones and mix just until combined.
  • Spoon into muffin tins lined with paper or silicone muffin cups – you will need two tins or the same tin for two batches, since this recipe makes 18 muffins.
  • Bake at 375F for 20 minutes, then remove from the tin and cool on a wire rack.
  • Enjoy warm or at room temperature, plain or topped with butter, honey, or jam.
  • They freeze well too and are ready to eat from frozen after 30 seconds in the microwave.
Did you make this? Tag @maitricooks on Instagram and leave a rating in the comments below. Lots of love! 
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4 thoughts on “All-Time Favorite Bran Muffins (plant-based)”

  1. 5 stars
    Facebook comment from Rebecca: Looks amazing..
    I’m going to bake these for me this weekend…
    Love bran muffins.
    Never baked from scratch before.
    I’m looking forward to baking these .
    Yum! ❤️

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