Peanut Butter Bran Muffins


I never would have thought to mix peanut butter and bran, but I am in love with these muffins. I also love that they come via a blog called The Teenage Taste, written by a junior in high school. It’s a simple recipe, not particularly low in WW points (coming in at 5 because of the peanut butter) but the ingredients are healthy and these muffins are worth it.

They were easy enough to make, requiring nothing I didn’t already have around.

ingredients assembled

All of that combines to create a very satisfying muffin bursting with peanut butter flavor and hearty bran. I was anxious to get started, so I measured out the whole wheat white flour and then added a cup of wheat bran.

adding wheat bran to flour

Instead of using white sugar, I used organic cane sugar.

adding sugar

Last to go in was the baking powder. I whisked it all together.

dry ingredients, whisked

I prepped the peanut butter. I wanted to use more than half a cup out of sheer peanut butter love, but I restrained myself.

peanut butter

I scraped that into a bowl and added agave, the egg, and milk.

adding milk

wet ingredients, mixed

It took a while to get the peanut butter properly blended but at least it smelled good while I was doing it. (I could eat peanut butter out of the jar with a spoon and never get tired of it. I’d get thirsty, but I wouldn’t run out of peanut butter enthusiasm. Ever.)

I poured the pb mixture into the flour mixture. It looked a little less appetizing as I did it, but I had peanut butter faith.


And it mixed together nicely, which was reassuring.


Once I saw the batter in the muffin pan, I decided they could use a little something extra. I put a tiny cluster of mini chocolate chips on the top of each, about 5 or 6 at most.

batter in cups with chips

They baked for about 15 minutes, maybe a bit more. The muffins looked bumpy (in a bran muffin way) and smelled great.

The chips look nice, but they do have a habit of falling off in transport. That said, these muffins are just fantastic without them.


I’m in love with these. I don’t really see any way to lighten them up, so I’ll just appreciate the health benefits and the awesome flavor and swallow the extra points, in more ways than one.


Speak Your Mind