Monday, June 21, 2010

Bran Muffins

1/2 cup raisins
1 egg
3/4 cup milk
1 1/2 cups bran cereal (such as Kellogg's All-Bran® Original Cereal)
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 apple, cored and shredded
1 ripe banana, mashed
1/2 cup honey

Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups, or line with paper cupcake liners.
Beat the egg with milk in a bowl, and mix in the bran cereal and raisins. Let the mixture stand until the cereal absorbs the liquid, about 5 minutes. Gently mix in the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, melted butter, shredded apple, mashed banana, and honey, and stir a few times to mix.
Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups, and bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.

What I did: I doubled the recipe and put them in the freezer. I pull out a couple at a time as needed and microwave them. This recipe is pretty flexible, so use what you have. I don't like raisins, so I used craisins. I used 2 bananas, and no apples. Used some brown sugar instead of honey. I think I also threw in a little plain yogurt. I think I will use honey next time though, b/c they needed some more sweetness - we've been putting honey on them.

Source: original recipe was "Roxie's Bran Muffins" from

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