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Copycat Mimi’s Cafe Bran Muffin

By August 22, 2016March 7th, 2022No Comments

Happy Monday everyone! I’m excited to share with you another one of my favorite things and products I would be sad to live without. This giveaway and post is all about muffins. Anyone who follows my blog knows I am a HUGE fan of muffins. I make them on a weekly basis for my kids and I love that they are a healthier snack than many prepackaged items. I always fill my muffins up with bran, wheat, flax seed and other whole grains to help my kids stay full longer. Now, if you are like me and you make a lot of muffins, sometimes it can get frustrating to always run out of muffin wrappers. I hate having to run to a store for one or two things because I always end up spending more than I want to when I shop. So, I have found that buying my muffin wrappers on line is the best and cheapest solution. I now keep hundreds of muffin wrappers in my pantry so I never run out and can make muffins to my hearts content.

Another favorite product is the Excellante 24 Muffin Tin pan. There is never a time I only make 12 muffins or cupcakes. With a large family I am always cooking at least 24 muffins at a time. I LOVE this 24 muffin tin that can cook all of your muffins or cupcakes at one time. No more having to wait for two batches to cook. Get them all cooked and cooling together to save you time.

So, for this weeks giveaway, we will be giving away two packages of the 500 count muffin wrappers as well as our favorite Farberware 12 Muffin Tin. We will ship these to your home on September 1st and can’t wait to see who wins. Hope you love these products as much as we do!
500 Count Muffin Wrappers

Farberware 12 Muffin Tin {Currently 52% off–a great time to buy!}

Excellante 24 Muffin Tin  {Pan is on sale for 32% off–ONLY $12.88}

Now…onto a delicious muffin recipe since we’re talking about muffins. Who doesn’t LOVE the bran muffins sold at Mimi’s Cafe? If you haven’t had them, you are missing out. They are amazing! They are extremely moist because the muffins are lined in this sweet glaze that makes them to die for. If you are a muffin fanatic like I am, I can’t wait for you to try these! They are borderline dessert, but oh-so worth every calorie!! Enjoy 🙂

Mimi's Bran Muffins

Copycat Mimi's Cafe Honey Bran Muffins

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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 days
Cook Time: 30 days
Servings: 24
Author: Deals to Meals


  • 2 1/2 cup bran flakes like raisins bran or straight bran flakes
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup baby carrots
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 4 Tbs. molasses
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp. orange zest
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 Tbs. milled flax seed optional
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3 Tbs. butter melted
  • 2 Tbs. honey
  • 2 tsp. hot water


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a blender, add the bran flakes, eggs, baby carrots, vegetable oil, and raisins and blend until smooth. Pour the blended mixture into a bowl. Add to this mixture the brown sugar, honey, molasses, water and orange zest. Whisk together until smooth. Add the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix until combined. If the mixture is too runny, add a little more flour to the batter (depending how much moisture is in your carrots and raisins can vary--so just add enough flour so the mixture is a regular muffin consistency). Once the batter is finished, let it rest for a few minutes while you make the glaze. In a bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, melted butter, honey and hot water.
  • With a pastry brush, brush the bottom and sides of each muffin tin with this glaze. Pour the batter into each muffin tin about 3/4 full. Put the pans in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the center is set. The muffins won't get really tall and that's okay because you are going to invert them anyway. Once the muffin is cooked, remove from the oven and let rest for 2-5 minutes. Once the muffins have cooled slightly, cut around each muffin with a sharp knife. Remove the muffins from the tins and turn upside down on a plate to serve.

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