Dairy-Free Bran Muffin Recipe

These dairy-free bran muffins have been on repeat the last few weeks partially because they’re just so easy to make, partially because they’re delicious & partially because they’re easy to have as breakfast or a snack for the week. They’re made with bran cereal that gets soaked in almond milk which makes for the absolute best texture in a muffin. They’re (sorry in advance for using the word everyone hates…) super moist & the most perfect flavor!

dairy free bran muffin recipe


Dairy-Free Bran Muffin Recipe
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Recipe type: Breakfast
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup all bran cereal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • pinch of salt
  • ⅓ cup light brown sugar
  • pinch of baking powder
  • pinch of ground cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • ⅓ cup applesauce
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Combine applesauce, vanilla & almond milk in large mixing bowl. Stir to combine.
  3. Stir in cereal & let sit for 5 minutes.
  4. Add in flour, salt, brown sugar, baking soda, cinnamon & nutmeg. Stir to combine.
  5. Line muffin tray or spray muffin tray with baking spray. Pour batter evenly into 9-12 muffin spaces. Bake for 20 minutes. Let cool, serve & enjoy!
large mixing bowl
rubber spatula or mixing spoon
muffin tray
measuring cup


dairy-free bran muffin recipe


  1. Vera says

    How much salt or baking powder would be a pinch? 1/4tsp?
    Could I use coconut oil in place of apple sauce?

    • Caitlin Lee says

      Hi Vera! You can literally take a pinch of each in between your fingers and that will do! Typically it’s around 1/16 tsp if that helps! Unfortunately I wouldn’t recommend oil substituted for applesauce as the applesauce helps to bind and act as a sugar. The oil will likely make them too runny. Hope you enjoy!