Here's another muffin recipe for you. Sorry for the lack of real juicy posts lately--I know some of you, or maybe all of you, could care less about the recipes I come up with in my spare time. I should probably stop baking because all I do is bake and then eat....all of them. I figured that I won't have homemade baked goods for 6 weeks so why not make as many as I can before leaving. That includes other items like pizza and gelato, yum!
So I love bran muffins. Call me a freak or a health snob but I cannot get by without a good bran muffin recipe. My mom makes the best ones I know--healthier than most places since bran muffins from bakeries, cafes and places like tim hortons, Starbucks and dunkin donuts can pack some serious fat, sugar and calories...yuck. Why disguise a unhealthy muffin as healthy by tacking on the word bran? If i'm eating a bran muffin it sure as hell better be a healthy one.
"Healthier" Bran Muffins
half batch. Double if you'd like more!
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
3/4 cup brown sugar (or 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar)
1/2 box bran cereal **I used plain bran flakes
2 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 cups buttermilk **
I used two cups almond milk and 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 egg/ 1 egg white (if using oil use 2 eggs)
3/4 cup vanilla chobani 0% (or 1 cup oil)
Raisins or other dried fruit to taste
1. combine dry ingredients in large bowl
2. make a well
3. combine wet ingredients, make sure to whisk egg together with yogurt or oil.
4. pour wet into the dry
5. mix well
Bake: 400 degrees for 20 minutes
**these are a "bit" chewier than other muffins but I really like them. My mom complained of the lack of sugar but I found them to be quite enjoyable!