Sunday, 2 September 2012

Carrot Bran Muffins

As requested, here is the recipe for the Carrot Bran Muffins - they aren't too sweet so they are perfect for breakfast. They aren't quite like a traditional Muffin in texture and they have a lot less sugar and oil in comparison to a Carrot Cake. I can't remember where this recipe originally came from, it was passed to me by a friend and I just have it on a recipe card. I also must admit to not being the most precise baker....


  • 225g plain flour
  • 40g Bran
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • pinch of salt (the recipe did originally say half a teaspoon)
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon (I always do 2 very generous teaspoons)
  • 1 egg
  • 75ml water
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 110g caster sugar
  • 340g grated carrot
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 90ml vegetable oil
  • good handful of sultanas -  I use a lot, probably more like two handfuls. You don't have to use Sultanas, you can use Walnuts. 


  1. Heat oven to 190 or gas 5-6
  2. Sift together into a large bowl the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt and cinnamon and then stir in the bran.
  3. In another bowl, beat the egg and add the milk, honey,sugar, vanilla and oil.
  4. Pour the liquid mixture into the dry and stir until combined - it might be really thick at this point, but when the carrots go in it will loosen up.
  5. Grate the carrots and add to the mixture - stir well.
  6. Add as many Sultanas as your heart desires
  7. Spoon into tins lined with Muffin cases and bake for 20-25 minutes.


Pomona said...

They sound delicious - I will have to try those out for my B&Bs!

Pomona x

karen said...

I will try these. My husband loves carrot cake, too much (!) so this may be a great alternative.

Karen @quintonwench

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Yum, yum! Guess what, you won my giveaway! Ada :)

Lisa said...

Thank you so much for posting this. I shall be giving these a go when I buy the bran.
I'm so sorry to read that you lost your dad just a short time ago. I hope you are doing ok and I'm glad my few words said something to you.
Lisa x