Occasionally I need a break from game. This morning was one of those occasions.
I have a weakness for baked goods… muffins, scones, croissants, you name it. I love them, but they are an indulgence for me. So one morning months back I decided to see if I could make “good for you” muffins. First stop on this exploration….Google.
After a few searches, I came across a recipe that looked simple, healthy, and scrumptious. Comments and ratings raved about this recipe and offered alterations to the original ingredients. So I went for it and LOVED it….as has everyone else!
(Insert Here) Bran Muffins
1 1/2 cup wheat bran (I use Bob’s Red Mill wheat bran)
1 cup nonfat milk
1/2 cup applesauce, nonfat yogurt, shredded carrots or 1 banana (I use bananas)
2/3 cup brown sugar or 1/4 cup honey (I go for the honey)
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Dash of cinnamon
1 cup chocolate chips (I usually go for these), blueberries, dried cherries or cranberries, nuts, really anything that sounds good.
-Preheat oven to 375 degrees
-Mix wheat bran and milk in bowl and let sit for 10 minutes
-In large bowl or Kitchen Aid, mix together applesauce(or banana, etc.), egg, honey or sugar, and vanilla
-Add bran mixture and beat or mix
-Add flours and rest of ingredients…the recipes calls for you to sift these things together…but I never do and it works just fine
-Fold in chocolate chips, blueberries, etc.
Bake 15-20 minutes or until tops spring back when tapped.
ENJOY without reservation…these muffins aren’t an indulgence!!!