Thursday, December 9, 2010

I Love Bran

For some reason, bran seems to have a bad reputation. When I was young, my mom made these wonderful Raisin Bran muffins sometimes, and I really liked the bran taste of them. I spent some time recently looking for a more grown up version of bran muffins (one in which the raisins were not sugar-coated), and found a good one on the back of the wheat bran package. They are very yummy in that mild, unassuming way that bran has. Also very easy to make.

1 c. wheat bran
1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
3/4 c. raisins
1/4 c. chopped nuts
1 c. milk
1/2 c. honey
3/4 c. apple sauce
2 T cooking oil
2 eggs, beaten

Preheat oven to 400. In large bowl, combine flour, bran, baking powder and soda. Stir in raisins and nuts. In separate bowl combine milk, honey, apple sauce, oil and eggs. Add to dry ingredients and stir till just moistened. Spoon into greased or paper lined muffin tin. Fill cups nearly to top. Bake 20-25 minutes, till a toothpick comes out dry and clean.

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