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Double Chocolate Bran Muffins Recipe

Yummy and packed with fiber these double chocolate bran muffins are rich not-too-sweet delicious chocolate treat you can feel good about eating.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 10
Calories: 210
Author: Martha | Simple Nourished Living


  • 1 cup Fiber One Cereal, crushed after measuring
  • 1-1/3 cups buttermilk, or 1-1/4 cups regular milk plus 4 teaspoons vinegar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Line 10 muffin cups of a standard muffin tin with paper liners.
  • To crush the cereal, place it in a ziplock plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the crushed cereal and buttermilk. Let mixture stand for 5 minutes to soften cereal.
  • Add oil, egg, brown sugar and vanilla and stir until very well mixed.
  • Stir in cocoa, baking soda and salt and mix well.
  • Add the flour and stir just until mixed.
  • Stir in chocolate chips and divide evenly among the 10 muffin cups.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes (My muffins were ready after baking for 17 minutes).
  • Immediately remove the muffins from the pan and let cool a bit on a wire rack. Serve warm.
  • Or bake in mini muffin tins instead. Bake until done, about 12 minutes or so.

Recipe Notes

Weight Watchers Points Plus: *5
Weight Watchers SmartPoints: *9
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *9
Or, make 30 mini muffins instead for *3 Freestyle SmartPoints each!!
Nutrition Facts
Double Chocolate Bran Muffins Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 210 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 4g16%
Protein 4g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bran muffins, chocolate muffins, healthy chocolate muffin