Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Bran Muffins made without cereal

I usually make my bran muffins with cereal, the one with the raisins.  I wanted a bran muffin recipe that used wheat bran, no cereal.  Why?  Because I  have some to use up.  In the process I found this recipe.  Its a pretty moist bran muffin but still has way less fat than the one in the stores and restaurants.  As always, muffins are great breakfast when you are on the go.

Bran Muffins
Adapted from this recipe at Allrecipes.

1 1/2 cups wheat bran
1 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup canola oil
1 egg
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup raisins

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.  In a bowl combine 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.


kat said...

Matt loves bran muffins though like you I always end up making the kind from cereal.

Jennifurla said...

I loev something like this in the am!

Chow and Chatter said...

love muffins would be great for breakfast

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

I love muffins that are moist and have a good texture, as you said yours did. Unfortunately sometimes mine don't turn out 100% moist or quite right. These look great.

grace said...

i was recently looking for a bran muffin recipe using cereal but instead came across many using actual bran--glad to know they work out so well!

Shelby said...

I really love bran muffins no matter whether they are made with cereal or not! I am pretty partial to the one made with raisin bran though - mostly because I made them with my Nanny when groing up. :)

Renata said...

So sorry that you didn't participate in Jan DB's challenge, it was a lot of fun! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a lovely comment, I really appreciate it!
I've never made bran muffins, sounds really good! Gotta give this a try!

Kim @ Quit Eating Out {Recipes to Make Dining Out a Choice, Not a Chore} said...

I am so trying to find healthy recipes for things I love... like muffins. Great recipe!!!

bittersweetblog said...

Excellent! I never keep bran cereal on hand but am quite fond of bran muffins. These sound easy to veganize and perfectly tasty, a winning combination in my book. :)

suzybel56 said...

I made these recently and did not have buttermilk so I used plain milk. They were delicious and not dry at all like some I have made. I will make them again using buttermilk!