April 12, 2024

We all know how important it is to get a lot of fiber into our diet and the fact is that a lot of forms of fiber just don’t taste all that great.

My wife has been making these chocolate bran muffins for years and although they are a great treat or snack they are chock full of fiber so they are actually good for you as well and filling.

My wife has been making these great mini loaves or muffins with All Bran and thought I should share the recipe:

Chocolate Bran Muffins recipe


  • 3 cups of All Bran
  • 2 and a half cups of warm water
  • 1 box of Betty Crocker low fat brownie mix
  • 1 and a half teaspoons of baking powder
chocolate bran muffins
chocolate bran muffins


  1. Mix the water and the All Bran together and let it sit for about two minutes.
  2. Add the Betty Crocker low fat brownie mix, and baking soda
  3. Mix, mix, mix
  4. Spray mini loaf or cupcake tins with some Pam and bake in the oven
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes and then let cool

Recipe will make 24 Weight Watchers one point muffins or 8 Weight Watchers three point mini loaves.

16 thoughts on “Chocolate Bran Muffins recipe

  1. I’ve never made this recipe before, but I’ve tasted them and I want to make them now, but which All Bran cereal do you use? The “original”, the “flakes”, or the “buds”?

  2. I am trying to find the Betty Crocker low fat brownie mix and have not had any luck…..does Walmart sell it or Zehrs?

  3. Hi there – I make these muffins/brownies all the time & LOVE them. Betty Crocker recently changed the ingredients in their mix and the mix already contains baking SODA so last night, instead of adding baking SODA, I added baking POWDER – they didn’t turn out as well. Can’t figure that out????
    Also, instead of low-cal jam spread, try some fresh raspberries in the mix- they’re DELISH!! Raspberries are very low in points so if you only add a good handful to the entire mix, I don’t think it affects the points value at all.
    Happy Baking! Thanks 🙂

  4. This recipe has been around for a long time and it’s still one of my favorite genius invention recipes. My whole family loves it. Lost the recipe for a while so I’m very glad to see it here. I remember it being so simple and viola it is!

  5. Beth, I used the Fiber One cereal instead of the All Bran flakes. My only suggestion would be to grind them first. They turn out ok if you don’t, but they don’t always break up so there are crunchy spots. Otherwise, mix the cereal and water (hot) and let is sit a little longer to break it up better.

  6. I experienced a little with this recipe and found if you use Betty crocker chocolate fudge cake mix, 510g plus 2 egg whites instead of the baking powder , bake at 350 degress for 18 mins. you get 24 great muffins, not sure the difference in points, maybe someone can do the math.

  7. I have made these muffins and they are very good but they do make 18 – 2 point muffins if you do the math and use a watchers point calculator, with regular all bran cereal

  8. I have made these and they are fantastic, to make them even better your can add one teaspoon of fruit spred: raspberry, blueberry or strawberry as well as l slice of bananna, but add an extra 1/2 point so for 1 1/2 points you have a delicious, healthy muffin.

  9. Your recipe calls for BAKING POWDER, yet the directions say to mix BAKING SODA. Which one is it, or both??
    I checked with my wife and it is indeed BAKING POWDER. I know she made them again last week and they taste good so it must be right.
    I did the math on these muffins and it works out to 2 points for each muffin? I totaled the all bran and the fudge brownie mix I did use the all bran buds so that may be different from the other all bran do you know?
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