Tuesday, April 9, 2013

My Bran Muffins, My Friends

All right, I admit to loving my bran muffins!  This is a pretty basic, healthy recipe which I can make first thing in the morning half asleep.  And your "constitution" will thank you!  This is a favorite recipe, and I always have them on hand as they freeze wonderfully.

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups unprocessed wheat bran
3 Tbs. melted unsalted butter
1/4 cup blackstrap molasses
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 375. Lightly spray muffin pans with non-stick spray or line with paper liners.
Combine dry ingredients.  In another bowl combine all the other ingredients, except the raisins, and mix well.
Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir just until the dry ingredients are moistened.  Do not over-mix.  Stir in the raisins and fill the prepared pan three-fourths full with batter. Sprinkle the tops with extra bran if you'd like.  Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.  Let the muffins cool slightly before removing from the pan.
(makes 12 muffins)