Pour boiling water on 1 cup of the bran, let it stand and cool.
Beat eggs, oil, apple juice, add to cooled bran.
Whisk together dry ingredients, except for the dry bran.
Combine wet and dry ingredients, fold gently.
Fold in remaining 2 cups of dry bran and any pulp or raisins or whatever you like to add in.
Refrigerate at least 1 hour to rise.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Without stirring batter, fill greased muffin cups 3/4 full (or use muffin papers).
As soon as you put them in the oven, turn the oven down to 400 degrees F.
Bake a total of 15-20 minutes. They will be done when they are springy on top, but not dry looking.
You can freeze them in zip loc brand baggies for about 2 weeks if you just want to make them all up at once, just don't use the microwave to reheat!