These Raisin Bran Muffins are made with 100% stone ground whole wheat flour. All of the nutritious bran and germ still intact! Whole wheat muffins never tasted so good.

Plate full of muffins with coffee.

I’ve been completely wrapped up in baking lately. Without doubt, I’m blaming the sudden sweet tooth on pregnancy. Seems legit! Just last week I was raving about this walnut chocolate chip banana bread. I really did think that loaf was going to be my one oddball baked good on the blog for a long time. But then these muffins happened and I just *had* to bring them to you. These muffins outmatch any other muffins I’ve ever made. So okay, I’m not exactly the muffin man, but I do bake from time to time, and these bad boys definitely take the proverbial cake.

Sometimes it just feels good to bake.

I get why people say it’s therapeutic. There’s something pretty calm and harmonious about whisking ingredients together and filling your home with sweet and warming smells. And I’ve been really enjoying calm lately. Ever since this blog has become my business, I’ve struggled with work-life balance. Like most creatives, I’m hard on myself and I always feel like I should be doing more. Finished your work early today? Better get started on the next thing. Or you’re a slacker! But earlier this week I discovered that I’ve finally—even if accidentally—found equilibrium. I impressed myself on Tuesday: I wrote up some content, baked and photographed these gems, did yoga, started a book club, and got some reading in. And guess what! I didn’t get any less work done than days where I’d clocked in endless hours.

So friends, don’t burn yourselves out; it’s really not that productive.

Enjoy your weekend, and I hope at some point during it you find these warm muffins in your face :)

Raisin Bran Muffins on cooling rack.

Close up of the top of freshly baked raisin bran muffins.

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Close up of the top of freshly baked raisin bran muffins.

Raisin Bran Muffins {Whole Wheat Muffins}

These moist Raisin Bran Muffins are made with 100% stone ground whole wheat flour. All of the nutritious bran and germ still intact! 
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12 muffins


  • 2 cups 100% stone ground whole wheat flour I like to use Bob's Red Mill
  • 1 cup unrefined brown sugar I use coconut palm sugar
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1.5 TBSP ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large peeled apple, grated (about 1.5 cups)
  • 1.5 cups raisins

Garnish (optional)

  • Sprinkle of ground flaxseed meal
  • Sprinkle of chia seeds


  • Preheat oven to 350º F. Line a muffin tray with paper muffin cups.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; set aside.
  • In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, olive oil, applesauce, and vanilla extract. Once cohesive, gently stir in the raisins and the grated apple. (As noted in the ingredients, make sure you peel the apple. Otherwise you'll end up with bits of tough skin broken up into your muffins and it won't do favors for the texture.)
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring constantly, until everything is well combined.
  • Spoon the mixture into the paper cups right up to the tops of the cups. Sprinkle the tops with ground flaxseed meal and chia seeds for an extra punch of nutrition (optional).
  • Bake for 25 minutes, or until a cake tester/toothpick comes out clean.
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