Friday, May 15, 2009

Best Bran Muffins

You may think my mom created this recipe, as I call them 'moms bran muffins', but don't be fooled. My mom is a smart, busy woman, and likes fast, easy, delicious recipes as much as I do. And we get them from wherever we can. We don't discriminate.

This recipe came from a cereal box. Yes, a cereal box. I'm not sure if she had some extra bran cereal she wanted to get rid of one day, or if she just had a hankering when she saw the recipe one morning. Whatever caused her to make this recipe though, I am forever grateful. We love it and it's a staple for our family. The added bonus? It's easy, and it's ridiculously healthy.

You can still find the recipe on Kellogg's website, but no longer does it grace the side of the cereal box. I should write a letter and tell them what a huge mistake that is. Maybe another day.

Tim's opinion: These rival Morning Glory Muffins. It's hard to know which is the true top muffin though, both are so good.

Hope you enjoy!

Moms Bran Muffins

from Kellogg's

1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups "all-bran original" cereal
1 1/4 cups fat-free milk
1 egg
1/4 cup vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

In large mixing bowl, combine all-bran cereal and milk. Let stand about 2 minutes or until cereal softens. Add egg and oil. Beat well. Add flour mixture, stirring only until combined.

Portion evenly into twelve 2 1/2 inch muffin pan cups coated with cooking spray, or use muffin liners (much less messy!).

Bake at 400 degrees 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve warm.

They are also great the next day, and freeze well (up to 2 months). If frozen, reheat in the microwave (no need to dethaw) for one to one and a half minutes, and it's ready to eat!

A bran muffin is not just a bran muffin:
- Whole Grain Ginger Pear Bran Muffins, from Farmgirl Fare
- Raisin Bran Muffins, from Cooking with Amy
- Applesauce Oat Bran Muffins, from Eat Me Delicious

Guten appetit!

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