Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Refrigerator Bran Muffin

This recipe comes from my time-tested Set For Life Cookbook.  

1 cup hot water
3 cups 100% bran cereal (All Bran)
1 cup chopped dates or raisins (I leave these out)
1/2 to 1/2 cup oil or 1 cup applesauce (I used 1/2 cup olive oil)
2 eggs
1/2 cup sugar or honey
2 cups buttermilk or nonfat plain yogurt (I used a combination of the two)
2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt

Pour hot water over cereal and dates in large bowl.  Let stand while preparing other ingredietns.  In blender, combine oil, eggs, honey, and buttermilk.  Pulse to mix well.  Pour into bran mixture, and mix together.  Combine flour, soda, and salt.  Add to bran mixture, mixing just long enough to blend ingredients.  Do not stir batter again.  (At this point you can let this sit in your fridge overnight to help the all bran to break down - the recipe doesn't require this step.  I went ahead and baked mine right away.  It's totally up to you and how you like it.)  Bake at 400 degrees for 15-18 minutes in a greased muffin pan.
Yield:  2 dozen muffins

These muffins are high in fiber and a great way to start your morning!

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