Ingredients (Makes 12 Muffins)
1 1/2 cups wheat bran (or oat bran)
1 cup buttermilk
Time: 40 minutes
No buttermilk? Just add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to 1 measuring cup then fill the remainder of the cup with milk. Let stand 5 minutes.
1/3 cup applesauce
2 egg whites
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup whole wheat flour (see substitutes)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cranberries (raisins, dates, etc.)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray muffin tins, including the top of the pan, with cooking spray.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the wheat bran and buttermilk. Let stand for 10 minutes. Then beat together this mixture with the applesauce, egg whites, sugar, and vanilla.
In a separate medium mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix the buttermilk mixture into this flour mixture just until everything is moist. Use as few strokes as possible (lumps are okay). Fold
in cranberries and spoon batter into prepared muffin tins, each 2/3 full.
Bake for 18 - 22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Serve warm!
Follow these directions then use our how to section
to make an all bran muffin recipe JUST FOR YOU!
There are many types of whole wheat flours that are sweeter and lighter than traditional whole wheat. For example, hard white wheat flour
creates similar results as all white
but is much better for you. There are other choices, too, like kamut flour
, spelt flour
, and teff flour
. These are all healthy choices. So explore...discover...and ENJOY!