The World’s Most Amazing Bran Muffins

20 Apr
Accomplishment:  I got my first comment!!!  Thanks Erica.  It’s very exciting.  At Erica’s request I am posting this muffin recipe.  I eat one each morning for breakfast.  They are filling and VERY healthy.  Once I get started talking about these muffins, I think I actually freak people out.  But, they immediately are hooked after their first bite. 

Gathering the ingredients can be tricky.  I highly suggest Whole Foods, but you will need a normal grocery store for the All-Bran cereal.  And remember the oat bran is generally with the oatmeal.  Also, I buy 5 bananas every time I go to the grocery store to ensure I always have ripe ones when I need to make a batch.

Tip:  Sometimes mine only make about 18 muffins, so fill the extra holes with water so they cook evenly!
Bran Muffins
Mix in a Large Bowl:
¾ cup Wheat Bran
¾ cup Oat Bran
1 cup All-Bran
1 cup Whole grain flour
1 cup Flaxseed meal ground
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
Puree in Blender or Food Processor:
Either 2 whole oranges with peel OR 5 ripe bananas
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup canola oil
1 cup buttermilk
2 eggs
Mix well with a wooden spoon the dry and liquid mixture from above with (these are optional):
1 ½ cup raisins
Or
Dried Cranberries
Or
1 cup Walnuts (which is what I do)
Spoon into muffin tins and bake for 20 minutes at 375. (fill the empty tins with water)
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3 Responses to “The World’s Most Amazing Bran Muffins”

  1. Dr Aly April 21, 2011 at 4:47 pm #

    A whole cup of buttermilk and a whole cup of brown sugar! Goodness! Have you tried this with either splenda brown sugar and/or a low-fat/fat-free alternative to the buttermilk?

  2. klhuem April 21, 2011 at 4:52 pm #

    No, I figure it makes 18 muffins. They are 150 calories a piece. Splenda brown sugar and low-fat buttermilk are also not great to bake with. It changes the consistency of the muffins.

  3. Downey April 26, 2011 at 1:24 pm #

    I am making them this weekend! xo

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