Bran cereal in bran muffins
I've done some googling and it seems most of the recipes I'm finding use bran cereals instead of simply using bran. Does anyone know why?
I'm hoping to make some bran muffins similar to what my mother used to make. Unfortunately I don't remember many details. They were moist and delicious, and I know she blended some of the raisins (probably after soaking in water I'd guess) so that the sweetness and flavor permeated the entire muffin. I'm sure she used actual wheat bran rather than a bran cereal, and I would guess she used whole wheat flour. I'm also sure that any sweeteners other than the blended raisins would have been something like honey or molasses, and not granulated or other highly refined sugar. Other than that, I don't really have anything to go on.
If anyone has a recipe to share, or just some pointers, I'd be happy to hear it. Bonus points if the recipe can use sourdough discard, but that's not necessary.