Saturday, September 17, 2011

Breakfast Bran Muffins

     Starting your day off right is very important, and it is something too many of us neglect to do.  Here is a yummy breakfast muffin that will help you keep on the right track. This muffin is perfect slightly warm, with a little butter or cream cheese spread in the middle.  A ¼ cup nuts like pecans or walnuts can be added to this recipe too. ( My pantry unfortunately lacked nuts, so I couldn't put any in when I made these tonight.) Bon appetit!


Breakfast Bran Muffins

1 cup wheat bran
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup oats
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
2 ripe bananas (mashed)
1 cup milk
½ cup finely shredded carrots
¼ cup dates (or raisins)
¾ cup spiced chunky apple sauce
¼ cup honey
¼ cup molasses
2 eggs
2 tablespoons oil


Mix together dry ingredients. Mix together wet ingredients. Combine the wet and dry ingredients. Make sure not to over mix! Add more oats, bran or four to mixture if batter is too runny. Grease and flour muffin tin, and fill ¾ of the way with mixture. Bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Makes approximately 24 muffins. About 100 calories per muffin. 

I have always loved the heartiness of whole wheat and whole grain products, even as a kid. So don't be afraid to give these to the little ones too!

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