30 day bran muffins

30 day muffin batter, bran muffins, healthy muffins, dried fruit, raisins, without raisins, lunch box, how to make bran muffins, muffins, treats, school, packed lunch, tami magnin, rumtumtiggs Back to school for most of us here in Cape Town South Africa and I made my first lunch box of the year. Keeping things interesting, within the school rules, takes some doing and yes, there are days where the kids go to school with popcorn for lunch. I know! I’m a terrible mom.

In better, more well thought out weeks I often have these “30 day muffins” in the fridge and while the batter never makes it that far in our house it is something you can sucessfully mix up and keep for up to 30 days. All it takes then on days where you run out of inspiration is to preheat the oven to 180 degrees celcius the minute you wake up. Pop some muffin/cupcake liners into muffin pans and you have fresh and fragrant bran muffins in under 30 minutes.

I know that there are many people who don’t enjoy raisins so feel free to substitute the fruit cake mix with 250g pitted dates or simply just leave it out. This fruit makes the muffins deliciously sweet so if you do leave them out I would increase the sugar to 375ml.

Feel free to play with the recipe to your liking. You can increase or decrease the amount of bran as long as you balance out the total amount of flour needed.

30 day bran muffins

2 large eggs

250ml sugar

125ml oil

600ml cake flour

275ml wheat bran (or nutty/brown bread flour)

10ml bicarbonate of soda

5ml salt

500ml milk

5ml vanilla extract

500ml fruit cake mix or 250g pitted dates finely chopped or leave out completely.

Whisk the first 3 ingredients together well then add sifted dry ingredients. Mix extract and milk together and stir everything together well. Add fruit and give everything a good stir. Place in sealed container for up to 30 days.

To bake: Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius and bake in prepped or lined muffin tins for 20-25 minutes. Serve hot or cold with cheese and or apricot jam.


  1. Tandy | Lavender and Lime

    January 17, 2014 at 6:01 am

    I haven’t made these for years and now this is the second recipe in a week I’ve seen. Think someone is hinting. 😉

    1. rumtumtiggs

      January 19, 2014 at 4:48 pm

      Uh oh! It’s the blogger uni mind again ;). Glad I’ve encouraged you to make it again xx

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