Low GI Cranberry and Cinnamon Bran Muffins
Low GI Cranberry and Cinnamon Bran Muffins

Muffins are great to make if you are inexperienced in the kitchen because you can simply throw it all together! This simple, low GI recipe for cranberry and cinnamon muffins is no exception.

Low GI Cranberry and Cinnamon Bran Muffins

By the wlr team

Nutritious and with a high fibre content, Muffins are great to make if you are inexperienced in the kitchen, as you can literally throw it all together.

  • Recipe makes: 12 muffins
  • Prep time:
    15 mins
  • Cook time: 20 mins
  • Calories: 175
    per muffin


  • 45g wheat bran
  • 25g all bran
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 120ml water, boiling
  • 240ml skimmed milk
  • 150g dried cranberries
  • 75g sweetener
  • 1 egg
  • 60ml sunflower oil
  • 140g wholemeal flour
  • 1¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon


Preheat oven to 190°C / Gas Mark 5 / 375°F

  1. Line a muffin tray with individual paper cases.
  2. Preheat the oven.
  3. In a bowl, combine the bran, cereal and salt. Pour over boiling water and stir to combine.
  4. Stir in the milk and cranberries and set aside.
  5. In another bowl, whisk together the sweetener, egg and oil. Stir this into the bran mixture.
  6. In another (large) bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda and cinnamon.
  7. Make a well in the centre of the flour and add the bran mixture, folding the two together until you have a gooey mix.
  8. Divide the mixture into the muffin cases.
  9. Bake in the oven for approximately 20 minutes or until the tops are lightly golden and spring back when pressed with your finger tip.

Cool on a wire rack before serving - if you can wait that long!

Nutrition information per muffin
Calories (kcal)175
Carbohydrate (g)26.8
Fat (g)5.9
Protein (g)3.7
Fibre (g)3.7
Alcohol (g)0.0
Fruit & Veg0.2

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