Pink Oat Bran Crumb Muffins

Tomorrow is Malaysia’s National day and as you know, I attempted to come up with a couple of desserts that were of the colour of the Malaysian flag! Blue, Red, Yellow, White. I like to think I did ok. Maybe? Who am I kidding. But desserts are great so whatever excuse I have to make more is a score. Always.

On Monday we had those cute jellies and on Wednesday, we had popsicles! So today, I am going the baked route by bringing you these super girly pinky muffins. They are so healthy too so these beauties have brains. Or brans (cough *pun intended* cough).

I should mention that I never liked the colour pink for the most part of my life. I don’t know. Mom tells me that when I was a toddler, all I wanted was for them to buy me balls. Not dolls. I wanted basketballs, footballs, rubber balls.. I wasn’t a girly girl. Even now, I don’t think of myself as a super girly girl. But my relationship with the colour pink is not as hostile as it used to me. I’ve grown up. I’m realistic. We’re alright now. Like acquaintances. I tolerate Pink’s existence and don’t mind her in my life. There are still days when I tell Pink to go stand at the far corner and not make eye contact with me. But for the most part, we’re cool.

Back to the regular programming.

I had some leftover fruits from the popsicle recipe and didn’t want them to go to waste! I mean, I could have ingested them as is but what’s the fun in that? And so I went online to figure out what to do and a lightbulb went on above my head. What if I used a banana muffin recipe but substitute the bananas for a mix of mango and dragon fruit? That would work right? Work it did!

Thanks to the fabulous recipe from King Arthur Flour 🙂

For the muffin part, we use: Dragon Fruit, Mango, Oat Bran, Greek Yogurt, Egg, Flour, Sugar, Oil, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Mixed Spice. Pink Oat Bran Crumb Muffins 1

Love this colour so so much.   Pink Oat Bran Crumb Muffins 2

  I should have used a larger bowl. I really like oat bran in this recipe because it totally upped the chew factor. Pink Oat Bran Crumb Muffins 3

Another picture of that pretty pink. Would have look creepy if I didn’t know that the colour comes from fruit. That’s why I don’t like red velvet. Not going to digest a bottle of red food colouring. Pink Oat Bran Crumb Muffins 4

Dry ingredients.  Pink Oat Bran Crumb Muffins 5

For the crumb topping, all it took was Rolled Oats, Butter, Brown Sugar, Mixed Spice & Flour.   Pink Oat Bran Crumb Muffins 6

With a nice ice cream scoop, evenly split the batter into the muffin cups. This recipe makes exactly 12 muffins! Love it when that happens. No scampering around for more containers.   Pink Oat Bran Crumb Muffins 7

Sprinkle the crumble over the top. You know, I wish I doubled the crumble. I will next time. Pink Oat Bran Crumb Muffins 8

This is one of those ugly kind of muffins but one that you cannot stop binging on. Pink Oat Bran Crumb Muffins 9

The batter spilled over just that little bit. It’s my favourite ugly duckling of the batch. Pink Oat Bran Crumb Muffins 10

 Ok, enough with the not really artistic shots. I actually took these in my office because I totally forgot to get a picture before hustling most away to my neighbour, mom-in-law and my mouth.Pink Oat Bran Crumb Muffins 11

The muffins were really really fluffy and tender. Thank you yogurt! The mango fragrance came through nicely!Pink Oat Bran Crumb Muffins 12

Remember when I said I took the above pictures in the office because I thought that was the last one? Turns out a sneaky muffin was hiding out at home, trying to avoid being eaten.  Pink Oat Bran Crumb Muffins 13

I ate it of course. 🙂

Happy birthday Malaysia! Hope you approve.

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PS: I think I should do a durian recipe already.





“As many were astonied at thee; His visage was so marred more than any man, and His form more than the sons of men: So shall He sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at Him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.” (Isaiah 52:14-15)

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Pink Oat Bran Crumb Muffins
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Recipe type: Dessert
  • ½ cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1 large Egg
  • ¼ cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1½ cups mashed Mango & Dragon Fruit (I used ½ dragon fruit & 1 mango)
  • ¾ cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Oat Bran
  • 1½ cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda
  • ¼ tsp Mixed Spice
  • ----------------
  • ¼ cup Brown Sugar
  • ¼ cup Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • 2 tbsp All-Purpose Flour
  • ¼ tsp Mixed Spice
  • 1 tbsp soft Butter
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Grease a standard muffin tin, or line with papers and grease the papers.
  2. Combine the yogurt, egg, oil, mashed fruit, sugar, and oat bran in a bowl. Whisk together and set aside for 10 minutes.
  3. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and mixed spice.
  4. Work the topping ingredients together (last 5 ingredients) until the mixture is crumbly.
  5. Whisk the fruity mixture into the flour mixture. Scoop into the prepared muffin cups, filling them almost full; the muffins won't rise much.
  6. Sprinkle muffins with the topping.
  7. Bake the muffins for 20 to 24 minutes, until the muffins are set and browned. Remove from the oven and let rest in the pan for 5 minutes. Remove from the pan and enjoy warm.


  1. Love that muffin color Jayne. You certainly don’t see a lot of pink muffins. YUM!

    • Haha. Right? For some reason, I didn’t set out expecting a pink muffin but duh! I’d like to think it’ll be nice for a girly slumber party or a bridal shower. 🙂

  2. dragon fruits and mangoes make for a heavenly combination…how we love the pink in these healthy muffins…looks so scrumptious 🙂

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