Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Bran Muffins

Sometimes you want a muffin. Nothing fancy, just a plain, healthy muffin. I was perusing one of my cookbooks, Everyday Cooking with Dr. Dean Ornish and the Raisin-Bran Muffins called out to me. Dr. Ornish promotes a low fat, vegetarian diet. It was easy to veganize. I added some vanilla extract and omitted the raisins. If you like raisins in your muffins, you can add 1/2 cup. These were moist and tasty. I will be making them again.

2 TB ground flax seed
3 TB filtered water
1 cup wheat bran
1 cup unbleached all purpose flour
1-1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup or 6 oz. container of plain soy yougurt
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 TB molasses
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line muffin tin with papers. Mix ground flax seed and water together and let sit while you prepare rest of recipe.

In medium bowl add all the dry ingredients and mix together. In another bowl add wet ingredients and whisk together until well blended. Add flax mixture and blend. Add dry ingredients to the wet mixture and mix until just blended. Do not over mix.

Scoop into paper cups with ice cream scoop. Bake 15 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean and tops are lightly browned.

Makes 9-12 muffins depending on how much you scoop into the muffin tin!

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