I just made up a batch of these and I thought I’d share the recipe here.
You can find the original on the boxes of Quaker Wheat Bran. Here’s a picture that I got from the Pepsico website. They seem to have their fingers in everything!
Anyways, I’ve been using this recipe since I first learned how to make a muffin – I think it may have been eighth grade – so at least 40 years. Now that I can get spelt bran in Calgary, I can make these again! Here;s the recipe I used today. It makes 12 muffins.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and grease muffin tins.
- 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce (or oil)
- 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 2 eggs, unbeaten
- 1 cup water or milk
- 1 and 1/2 cups bran (spelt or wheat)
- 1/2 cup raisin, optional – or try chopped apricots instead!
Mix all these ingredients together and let sit for a while. In a smaller bowl mix:
- 1 cup flour
- 1 and 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 3/4 tsp. salt
Add the dry ingredients to the bran mixture and stir until combined. Spoon batter into greased muffin tins and bake until don, about 18 – 20 minutes.
I have to say, this is the first time I’ve made them without oil. It’s good, so I think I’ll skip the oil regularly.
Have a good evening.
PS: I’m still plateauing at 228 pounds. This is not a happy place for me, but I am preservering.
Now it’s bed time!