Heart healthy bran muffins that are moist and flavorful with cinnamon and raisins.
How did bran muffins get such a bad reputation? You always hear them talked about in derogatory terms especially on TV and movies. It's always "ugh not bran muffins again, gross" like something healthy and full of fiber can't possibly taste good. Well I'm here to dispel this myth. My husband has always said that he likes bran muffins and I just made my first ones and they're great. There is no "yuck" only "yum" and this was just from the recipe on the back of the box. So don't buy into the false advertisement that bran muffins are bad. Try them for your self and make up your own mind. I for one am a fan.
Cinnamon Raisin Bran Muffins
(modified from the back of the Quaker Oats Oat Bran)
2 cups oat bran (wheat bran would probably work too)
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt (optional)
1 cup Kefir or buttermilk
2 Tbsp ground flax seeds + 6 Tbsp water (or 2 egg whites)
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp canola oil
1 cup raisins
Preheat oven to 425 F
Combine dry ingredients, except ground flax, in a large bowl. In a small bowl combine all of the wet ingredients include the ground flax because it is used as an egg replacement.
Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the wet. Stir to combine then fold in the raisins.
Fill paper lined, greased, or silicone muffin cups 3/4 of the way full and bake for 15-17 minutes. Allow to cool for about 10 minutes and remove from pan(s)
Makes 12 muffins.
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