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A box of Red River Cereal on a table top

Red River, Bran & Rolled Oats Muffins

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword bran, fiber, muffin, oats, whole grain
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12


  • 1 ¾ cup boiling water
  • ¾ cup Red River Cereal
  • ¾ cup natural bran Wheat or Oat
  • 2 ½ cups flour whole wheat or spelt
  • 1/2 dry oats [instant or 1 minute oats]
  • 2 ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1/3 cup avocado light olive or coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk or use 1 1/2 --cups milk & 1 tsp. vinegar, or plain kefir
  • 1 ½ cups raisins chopped dates, goji or dried cranberries [or combination of these]
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts optional


  1. Preheat over to 375F

  2. Pour boiling water over Red River cereal and bran, in a bowl and let stand.
  3. Combine flour, dry oats, baking soda in a large bowl & mix well.
  4. Mix oil, sugar, eggs & buttermilk in a separate bowl, using a hand blender or whisk
  5. Add both the Red River cereal & bran and the oil, sugar, & buttermilk mixtures to the dry ingredients,  stir in dried fruit.
  6. Mix thoroughly.
  7. Spoon into greased muffin cups, filling almost full. Bake for 25 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched

Recipe Notes


These muffins will be lighter in colour compared to traditional whole grain muffins often made with molasses