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Monday
Feb222010

Apple Bran Muffins

I've been searching for a good, whole wheat and bran muffin recipe that is dark, rich and not too sweet. After tweaking and re-tweaking a Bob's Red Mill recipe, I've come up with one that's really quite good. Because there is so little fat in this recipe, it's important to throughly grease or spray your pan or use muffin cups. I experimented with spraying pan spray on the inside of the muffin papers in the second batch & they came out really well. 

Dry ingredients

Honey Crisp Apples

 

Apple Bran Muffin Recipe

Oven - 400 degrees     Yield: 24 mini muffins or 12 large muffins

Ingredients:

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 cup wheat or oat bran

1/2 cup golden raisins (optional)

1/2 cup diced apple

1 cup grated apple

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp Kosher salt

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground cloves

2 TBL brown sugar

1 cup milk

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup molasses

2 TBL vegetable oil or melted butter

2 eggs

Procedure:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine & stir dry ingredients - set aside. Combine and stir wet ingredients. 

Combine wet and dry ingredients & stir just until mixed. Scoop into well greased muffin tins or tins lined with paper muffin cups. Bake 16-20 minutes. 

These are great just as they are or split and toasted, then topped with a sliver of sharp cheddar cheese. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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