Better Bran Muffins
Why This Recipe Works
We used a supermarket cereal, Kellogg’s All-Bran, with its twiglike shape, to give our better bran muffin recipe the most robust bran flavor. For the best texture, we pulverized half of the cereal and kept the other half whole. We discovered a few more secrets to a better bran muffin: Whole-milk yogurt was the tasters' first choice for the moisture component, and baking soda in place of baking powder created a coarser crumb that was just right for the rustic bran muffins.