Not your granny’s bran muffins

8 Aug

So, I love my bran cereal as much as the next person, but sometimes fiber needs a facelift. I came across this recipe on my box of Nature’s Path Organic Smart Bran, added my own touches, and now the whole family is addicted. I bet you could do it with just about any bran cereal, just be mindful of how much sugar is in the cereal and adjust your own sweetening accordingly! ~ Paula


ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cup bran cereal
  • 1 3/4 cup rice milk
  • 5 tablespoons ground flax
  • 1 cup wholewheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup dried currants (or raisins, blueberries, etc.)

process:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F
  2. In a small bowl combine cereal with 1 cup rice milk, let soak for 15 min
  3. Grease standard (12) muffin tin
  4. In large bowl combine dry ingredients
  5. In medium bowl beat flax with remaining 3/4 cup milk for 1 min
  6. Add oil, honey, vanilla, and soaked cereal and any unabsorbed milk; beat for 30 sec
  7. Add wet ingredients to dry, add dried fruit
  8. Stir until just blended (do not over mix!)
  9. Fill muffin tins (mine were just full), and bake 8 minutes; rotate pan and bake 8 additional minutes or until a cake tester inserted in center comes out clean, and muffins spring back to a light touch
  10. Cool on rack for ten minutes before removing from tin
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One Response to “Not your granny’s bran muffins”

  1. Danny February 1, 2011 at 3:01 am #

    You should have delivered these to me this past week while I was sick.

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