My family was needing a little . . . ahem . . . help this week. So we tried these from allrecipes (photo, too!). They're not my favorite bran muffins, but they were still tasty and did the trick.
1/2 cup raisins
3/4 cup milk
1 1/2 cups bran cereal
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 apple, cored and shredded or finely chopped
1 ripe banana, mashed
1/2 cup honey
Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups, or line with paper cupcake liners.
Cover raisins with water in a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave on High for 1 minute to plump. Drain the raisins, and set aside.
Beat the egg with milk in a bowl, and mix in the bran cereal. Let the mixture stand until the cereal absorbs the liquid, about 5 minutes. Gently mix in the plumped raisins, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, melted butter, shredded apple, mashed banana, and honey, and stir a few times to mix.
Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups, and bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
I am the wife of an amazing man, mother of three precious children, and enjoy filling our home with good food for all to enjoy! I love trying new recipes and am especially excited when I find something packed with whole foods that everyone loves. I try to be aware of the nutritional value of what we eat, but won't shy away from a good dessert every now and then. I hope you enjoy this site and find a few new things to try out for yourself. Leave a comment and let me know what you think!