Bran Muffins

15 Jan

This morning I made some bran muffins for the family.  For some reason bran muffins have been a favorite of my kids since they were wee little ones.  They started calling them” chocolate muffins” ages ago and I always “forgot” to correct them and tell them that they’re actually made from a very healthy whole grain that keeps you regular.  This morning I did indeed tell them that I had made their “favorite bran muffins” and they all looked at me quite strangely and asked me what bran was exactly.  I told them, they shrugged like it wasn’t very interesting and continued to eat.

Recipe for Bran Muffins:

1 cup flour

2 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup All Bran

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup molasses

1 egg

1/4 cup shortening (or butter)

1/2 cup raisins or dates (we skip this ingredient)

1. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt

2. Mix milk and molasses together and add all bran.  Let sit for a few minutes.

3. Add egg and shortening (or butter) to milk mixture and stir.

4.  Pour wet mixture into dry mixture.  Stir together but don’t overmix.

5. Bake in muffin tins at 400 f/200 c for 15-20 minutes.

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2 Responses to “Bran Muffins”

  1. frugalfeeding January 15, 2012 at 18:11 #

    How healthy! Very impressive 😀

  2. GrammaO January 16, 2012 at 00:26 #

    I used to substitute chocolate chips for raisins in my bran or pumpkin muffins. That way you and your brother would eat them.

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