Wheat Bran Blueberry Muffins

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I’m always on the lookout for some tasty, healthy breakfast recipes for my kids. These Wheat Bran Blueberry Muffins did not last long in our house this morning!

I recently purchased some wheat bran and oat bran from Bob’s Red Mill. You can’t find these in the store very easily. I was eager to learn some new bread-baking recipes with them, but then I stumbled across some wheat bran muffin recipes.

wheat bran blueberry muffins

Some key ingredients to this recipe are the buttermilk, soy protein, and the fresh blueberries. I don’t often have buttermilk on hand, but it can be made easily from 1 cup of milk and 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon. That’s the kind I used for this particular recipe.

The Instant Protein Soy Mix is a Shaklee product and a baking staple around our house. You can substitute up to half the flour in any baking recipe with the soy protein without any other changes. I love doing this for all the added health benefits of Shaklee’s soy protein.

I know. There are many soy naysayers out there…and most of the negative press on soy comes from GM studies on animals. To counter that, there are literally thousands of human clinical studies with soy that show amazing health benefits. Shaklee’s soy is unique in how it’s processed. (I did a whole blog series on soy protein isolate if you’re interested to read more about that.)

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Wheat Bran Blueberry Muffins before they disappeared!

Fresh blueberries are usually my go-to for any blueberry recipe. However, I had some freshly frozen ones on-hand, and they worked just fine.

Wheat Bran Blueberry Muffins

A protein-packed delicious muffin with fresh blueberries and a hint of brown sugar.
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Buttermilk (or 1 TBLspn Lemon juice added to 1 C milk)
  • cups Wheat Bran
  • cup Vegetable Oil (we used Canola oil)
  • cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • ½ cup Unbleached All Purpose Flour
  • ½ cup Shaklee Instant Soy Protein Mix (can substitute with equal amount AP flour)
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Blueberries (fresh or frozen)Pre

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Combine Wheat Bran and buttermilk in large bowl. Let stand for several minutes.
  • Combine vegetable oil, egg, vanilla, and sugar in small bowl. Add to bran mixture.
  • Mix flour(s), baking powder, baking soda and salt in separate bowl. Add to bran mixture as well.
  • Fold in blueberries.
  • Fill 12 muffin cups. We use paper baking liners for easier cleanup.
  • Bake at 350° for 20 minutes.

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