Maple Syrup Bran Muffins

With maple syrup, pecans, and sour cream, these are bran muffins with a difference! The syrup adds a distinctively sweet flavor. The muffins are at their best served warm from the oven, so a pat of butter can melt in.


1 egg
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup maple syrup
3/4 cup all-purpose white flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1-1/4 cups branflakes
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup chopped pecans


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper.

In a large mixing bowl, beat the egg. Add the sour cream and maple syrup and beat to combine. Set aside. In another bowl, sift the flour with the soda. Add to the egg mixture along with the branflakes and stir just to moisten. The batter will be lumpy. Stir in the raisins and nuts. Spoon into the prepared muffin cups and bake for 20 minutes. Serve hot.

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12 muffins


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Could raisin bran cereal be

Could raisin bran cereal be substituted for the branflakes? Love the maple syrup for this recipe.

Sure--any type of branflakes

Sure--any type of branflakes will do. Just be aware that Raisin Bran has added sugar, so it may alter the taste a bit.

What are the nutritional

What are the nutritional facts on these muffins. Can substitutions be made for the maple syrup, something with less calories but the maple taste?

Wow! Thanks for posting this

Wow! Thanks for posting this recipe but I think this would be costly considering the fact that maple syrup is very expensive specially if it's a pure, real maple syrup. The cost of this syrup can go as high as $100 per gallon. The Food and drug administration and state DOA in Vermont both tested samples of an item promoted as "real" maple syrup. The item, however, turned out to be sugar syrup. The incident pushed some to be very careful in purchasing the product and in fact, it is now being worked in the senate as initiated by Senator Leahy trying to strengthen maple syrup law. This law, if approved, would be of great help for the consumers to get rid of fake maple syrup in the market because it would strengthen protections for the brand of Vermont maple syrup.