Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Apple Bran Muffins

Every Sunday I make a batch of muffins, freezing half of them to thaw later in the week. I was getting tired of all my regular recipes and I threw these together with what I had on hand and they ended up being really tasty! So healthy and with no added oil or butter.

Apple Bran Muffins
Makes 2 dozen mini muffins and 6 regular muffins, or 12 regular size muffins.
1 1/2 cups wheat bran
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup applesauce
1 egg
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup finely chopped dried fruit (I used a mix of raisins, prunes and dried apple)
1 apple finely chopped

Preheat oven to 375°.
In a large bowl mix wheat bran with buttermilk, let stand for 5 minutes. In a separate bowl whisk applesauce, egg, brown sugar and cinnamon together. Add bran and buttermilk mixture, stir well to combine. Add flour, soda, powder, salt, dried fruit and chopped apple - stir just to combine.
Scoop into oiled muffin pans and bake for 12-14 minutes for mini muffins and 18-20 minutes for regular muffins. 

Milly the mouse hanging out with Hannah while the muffins were cooking.

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