Sunday, May 1, 2011

who said bran is boring?

You could say I have a thing for muffins.

With these I even feel like I'm doing something good for myself. Bran is good for the body, right?!

We'll just ignore the sugar.

I found this recipe from allrecipes.com. I love their site for two reasons:
1. fab recipes
2. they list nutritional information.

These bad boys have 167 calories and 7 grams of fat. Add some fruit or a protein smoothie and you have yourself a super yummy breakfast.

Ingredients:



1 1/2 wheat bran
1 c. buttermilk (I used low-fat)
1/2 veg oil
1 egg
2/3 c. brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 c. all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/3 tsp salt
1/2 c. raisins

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.
Mix together wheat bran and buttermilk; let stand for 10 minutes.



Beat together oil, egg, sugar and vanilla and add to buttermilk/bran mixture. Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir flour mixture into buttermilk mixture, until just blended.



Fold in raisins and spoon batter into prepared muffin tins.



Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.





Enjoy!

Much love,
Katie
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10 comments:

the lowes said...

oh yumm. i love me some bran muffins, i just forget about them!!!

Mommy of three said...

I LOVE bran muffins. But I can't eat them when I'm pregnant--they make me horribly ill. So I can't wait to try these in a couple of months!
And, I LOVE your new header picture. So, so, so cute!
Love from,
Greta

Danielle said...

looks good...and healthy!

hannah singer said...

these look great, katie!

Cherish Stockdale said...

those look delish!

CaseyWiegand said...

just wrote this recipe down!!!!!!!

Leah said...

yum

Ruby Girl said...

2 reasons i'll probs try this recipe:
-i love the texture of bran
-there's brown sugar as an ingredient
tee he he.

<3 EverRubyGirl.blogspot.com

Nessa said...

These look yummy. I am bookmarking this page!

Mrs. Dunbar said...

Yum. We love bran muffins around here.