Saturday, April 4, 2009

The Ultimate Healthy Muffin.

originally from allrecipes

This is my go-to recipe for healthier muffins. I love it because it is so flexible and pretty healthy (about 100-130 calories each). Also it's made ingredients so I always have on hand, so they are easy to whip up and seriously good.

1 1/2 cups wheat bran or bran flakes cereal
1 cup milk
1/2 cup applesauce or 1/2 cup yogurt or 1 mashed banana
1 egg
2/3 cup brown sugar or 1/2 cup honey
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup white flour or 1/2 cup ground oats
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup berries, or 1 grated apple/pear, or raisins/cranberries... whatever you have on hand.

Preheat oven to 375. Grease a muffin tin (paper cups may stick to the whole wheat...) and set aside. Mix wheat bran and milk and let stand for 10 minutes. In a mixing bowl, combine applesauce, egg, brown sugar, vanilla. Then add in bran/milk mix. Sift together flours, spices and baking soda/baking powder and slowly stir dry ingredients into wet mixture. Then gently fold in berries. Fill muffin tin 2/3 full and bake 15-20 minutes. They are done when you can gently tap the tops and they spring back.

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