May 30, 2011

Yummy *Bran Muffins*

For something really yummy (and guilt free!) try these Bran Muffins:

Makes 12 muffins

1/4 cup dark brown sugar (or honey)
1 1/2 cups oat bran (Snowflake "Digestive Bran" works well) 
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (Snowflake "Nutty Wheat" works well)
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs (or 4 egg whites)
1 1/2 cups chilled applesauce
5 tablespoons fat free vanilla yogurt (or vegetable oil)
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 cup raisins (or anything else you would like to add)

Step 1: preheat oven to 205 degrees C. Line or spray muffin tins, including the top of the pan, with cooking spray.

Step 2: In a mixing bowl, add the brown sugar, oat bran, and cinnamon. Sift in the flour, baking powder, soda, salt & raisins.

Step 3: In a separate mixing bowl, beat together the eggs, chilled applesauce, yogurt, and vanilla. Add this wet mixture to the dry ingredients. Mix until everything is moistened. Use as few strokes as possible (lumps are okay). Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups, each 2/3 full. Let stand 10 minutes (important for softening the oat bran).

Step 4: Bake for 15 - 20 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean..and enjoy!

Thanks to Versagrain for the recipe!

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