Saturday, August 23, 2008

Best of Bran Muffins

These muffins pack a powerful punch to start the day with. Loaded with fiber, they also contain magnesium, calcium, protein, potassium and a healthy dose of B vitamins which are known to increase energy level and are a mood enhancer. They are surprisingly tasty and induced a tempting aroma while baking. Add a boiled egg and a slice of melon and you are well on your way to a great day!

3 cups shredded 100% all-bran cereal
1/2 cup grapeseed oil
1 cup organic raisins
1 cup boiling filtered water
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup unsulphured molasses
1 tablespoon raw honey
2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon sea salt

In a large bowl, combine the cereal, oil, and raisins, and pour the boiling water over them. Set mixture aside to cool slightly. In a small bowl, combine eggs, buttermilk, and molasses and honey. Add this to partly cool mixture. In another small bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. Add to the cereal mixture, stirring just enough to moisten the dry ingredients. Cover batter with a plastic wrap or damp cloth, and let sit for at least 15 minutes, preferably 1 hour.Preheat oven to 400. Grease 24 muffin cups, and divide batter among them, filling each cup about 3/4 full. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven, and, when they are slightly cooled, take them out of the tin and place them on a rack to cool completely. I like to eat them warm!


Felecia said...

Very good and healthy! :D

Amanda Leigh said...

Sounds yummy! I'll have to make them...