Naturally sweetened and filled with fiber, these Blueberry Bran Breakfast Muffins will fuel you through lunchtime.

Naturally sweetened and filled with fiber, these Blueberry Bran Breakfast Muffins will fuel you through lunchtime.

Oh hai guys. Today’s post is a little different. I just returned from one of the most amazing weeks of my life in Israel. We ate and ate to our heart’s content, and then some. And as always happens when I meet so many ridiculously talented people, I begin brainstorming ideas on how I can make my blog— my business— more successful. Not just successful for myself, but for you all.

One thing that I’ve realized is that I’ve boxed myself into this “recipe” self, where I share the [mostly] baked goods that I love, but not much else. I don’t write about what I do on a daily basis, let alone write about the inner workings of my life. 

Naturally sweetened and filled with fiber, these Blueberry Bran Breakfast Muffins will fuel you through lunchtime.

I’ve done this for a few reasons: I don’t consider myself an authority on anything relating to wellness, lifestyle, or generally writing about life; I am a baking blogger, after all, so why would people care about me and my personal life?; and it’s pretty nerve-wracking to write about yourself on the internet.

But after experiencing such a vibrant and stimulating week abroad, I’ve realized that as much as I adore baking and blogging about dessert, I also have some non-baking topics that I want to share with you all. Some of these include:

-Tips for staying healthy
-How I’ve built my blog into a successful business
-My workout routine
-My relationship with food
-More photography how-to’s
…and more.

Naturally sweetened and filled with fiber, these Blueberry Bran Breakfast Muffins will fuel you through lunchtime.

I want to hear from you guys, too. If you could ask me anything about myself, what would it be? What do you want to hear from me? What can I help you with, or offer, or talk through with you? This blog exists, after all, because of you. You are the cause for the success of Broma Bakery.

I’ll be posting my first Lifestyle post next week, and I’m really excited to share it with you all. Until then, comment below to let me know what you’d like to read about!!

XO.

Naturally sweetened and filled with fiber, these Blueberry Bran Breakfast Muffins will fuel you through lunchtime.Naturally sweetened and filled with fiber, these Blueberry Bran Breakfast Muffins will fuel you through lunchtime.

4.7 from 3 reviews
Blueberry Bran Breakfast Muffins
 
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Serves: 12 muffins
Ingredients
  • 2 cups wheat bran
  • 1 cup raisins
  • ½ cup water
  • ¾ cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup low fat buttermilk
  • a few swipes of fresh orange zest
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup (can also sub honey or agave)
  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. Spread the wheat bran on a baking sheet and toast in the oven for six to eight minutes, stirring a few times so it cooks evenly. Let cool.
  3. While the bran is toasting, heat 1 cup of the raisins with ½ cup water. Simmer for ten minutes, or until the water is all absorbed. Puree the raisins in a food processor or blender until smooth.
  4. In a large bowl, mix together the toasted bran, whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl, mix together the raisin puree, buttermilk orange zest, maple syrup, coconut oil, and eggs.
  5. Mix the dry ingredients directly into the wet ingredients. Stir until the ingredients are just combined, then fold in blueberries.
  6. Spoon the batter into the muffin tins (I did ¼ cup scoops of batter), making sure the batter is rounded slightly on top.
  7. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the muffins feel set in the center. You can freeze these indefinitely, then pull one out the night before so it thaws and is ready for the morning!

Recipe adapted from my Not Your Grandma’s Bran Muffins recipe!

32 comments

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Hi,

I love reading your blog (or basically drooling over the pictures)! It would be great if you could write a post on the process of creating/testing a recipe. I love experimenting in the kitchen and I’d love to create my own recipes so some tips on that would be fab!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Hi Lauren! That’s a FANTASTIC idea. Writing that one down! Thanks so much for the comment.

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I can’t wait to see more lifestyle posts from you! I’m especially interested in the business/photography side, but I’m nosy AF, so basically all of it interests me too. Your trip looked AMAZING! xo

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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That’s GREAT to know!! Can definitely do that. I think some business-oriented stuff would be great to share 🙂 Thanks Abby!!!!

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I’m so glad that you had a great trip and literally cannot wait I am for your lifestyle post! I’m studying dietetics and am interested to hear your take on healthy eating and exercise!!!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you so much, Anna! I’m so glad to hear that. Looking forward to posting soon! 🙂

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I’d like to know more about how you use your blog to promote your business

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Great question, Mike! Can do!

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It sounds like you had an incredible trip! And I would love to know more about your life – one, I’m nosy and just like to know the deets and two, I always feel more invested in the blogs I read when I feel like I KNOW the person behind them. Also, I would love to know how you go about creating and testing a baking recipe. I love creating new recipes, but because baking is such a science, I have a hard time creating my own. I’d love to know your process!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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All great things to talk about! So glad you feel that way about connecting more with blogs where you *know* the person. And I can totally go through the steps of creating a baking recipe! Thanks Ellie 🙂

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I would also love to know about the business and photography side of things! I have always been interested in starting something of my own (not necessarily a food/lifestyle blog), but I admire your success a great deal so think that would be super interesting 🙂

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I love this! I have to say, I’ve been totally drawn to more lifestyle posts lately on a lot of blogs. It’s what keeps me coming back and back. I’m obviously interested in all of these things (as a friend and as a fan!), so keep doing you – and just follow your heart. It’s something I have to remind myself, but I always have the best engagement (on a meaningful level, maybe not traffic-wise) on the more personal posts!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you so much babe! I so appreciate it. I’ve been drawn more and more to it, too. I think it’s sort of a reversion back to quality content amidst all the chaos of social media around us. So I’m really looking forward to it! <3

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I’m always interested in the blogger behind the recipes! Can’t wait to read your new lifestyle section. Also loving these muffins – I’ve been trying to reduce the sugar in my regular baking (obviously, lavish cakes are an exception!) as I have a massive sweet tooth and it’s so easy to go overboard.

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I want to see pictures and hear you talk about lifestyles you saw in Israel, or any other trip and how that made you feel about the region . Then how you changed as a person since you saw what you saw, if you did.

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I somehow just recently stumbled across your blog and I’m so happy I did! Can’t wait to dive in and make some of your recipes! (after I’ve finished Whole30) and your photography is stunning! I too have been struggling with deciding whether or not to include more personal peeks into my daily life on my own food blog or keep it mainly recipes so I’m really looking forward to reading a bit more about you! I agree with Ellie that I’m always more invested in blogs when I feel like I know the author, too.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Hi Taylor! Oh my goodness, congrats on finishing Whole 30! Now onto desserts 🙂 I’m glad you and Ellie (and others) seem to agree, so I’m really looking forward to adding in more life tidbits. THANK YOU!!

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Love following your snap chat (youre hilar) so definitely looking forward to some more lifey stuff on the blog! PS can I just go and eat everything you did in Israel?????

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Ahhhh thank you, that’s what I like to hear. Ha! And omg please I wish I could’ve shared everything with everybody through the screen!!!

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I haven’t been following you for too long (how haven’t discovered you sooner, I don’t know?!), but I am excited for your new blog approach. My favourite blogs are the ones who share a little behind-the-scenes of their lives nestled within the ramblings of tasty food and yummy treats. All the best, and I’m looking forward to what’s coming!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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I’m so glad to hear that, Jana. So glad to have you along for the ride, and thank you for the feedback!!!

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Healthy recipes are great! I am trying find healthy recipes for my toddler!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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That’s so great to know. I will do more! Thanks Jenna!

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More photography tips please! I love the idea of writing about health and how to stay fit too!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Can do! Thanks so much Eva!!!

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I love lifestyle posts as well. I feel more connected to a writer when they reveal a little about their life which usually keeps me interested and more apt to come back and keep reading. Your recipes are beautiful, so keep it up!

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I love finding healthier versions of my favorite recipes! These muffins look delicious 🙂 Glad you’re doing well!

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I plan to make these as a gift for my mom who loves bran muffins, and these look perfectly delicious (as do all your recipes!). I’m new to using coconut oil; can you please tell me if I should melt it first or is it 1/2 c. in it’s solid state? Thanks.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Hi Andrea! You should melt it first. I have updated the directions to make this more clear 🙂

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yummy muffins, did you also sprinkle course sugar over top? a solid muffin (:

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