Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Raisin Bran Muffins

This is my all time favorite muffin at the moment. This recipe comes from my good friend Dylan who got this recipe from his grandmother--so you know it's tried and true! Nothing like waking up in the morning looking forward to a hot cup of coffee and a warm bran muffin....

* This recipe makes about 12 muffins. I always double it because you can never have too many bran muffins! (They freeze really well too!)


1 cup raisins
1/2 cup water

1 1/2 cup bran
1/4 cup oil***
1 cup buttermilk

1/4 cup molasses
1 egg

1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

*** I use olive oil, but you can use veggie oil if you don't like the olive oil taste... I honestly can't tell the difference


1. Combine raisins and water in a large mixing bowl and microwave for 2 minutes. Then, let it sit for 5 minutes.
2. Add bran, milk, and oil to the bowl and give it a quick stir. Let this mixture sit for another 5 minutes.
3. Add the egg and molasses to the bowl and mix well.
4. In another bowl, combine the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda and salt. Then, dump this well-mixed mixture into the bowl with the wet ingredients.
5. Stir all together. The batter should be fluffy once everything is mixed together. (I sometimes add a few chocolate chips to the batter just to make things exciting.... Dark chocolate is healthy!) :)
6. Drop into a greased muffin pan. I don't like to bother with the paper and they always come out very easily from the pan.
7. Bake at 400 F for about 15 minutes.

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